Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vote for Evil Genius

Today Warner Bothers announced they will be making a movie with possibly the greatest title ever, "I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil, and I Want to Be Your Class President". Written by Daily Show writer Josh Lieb the movie sounds like a whole lot of fun.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The premise centers on a chubby 13-year old boy who everybody assumes is the dumbest kid in the seventh grade. He really is an evil genius and the third-richest person on the planet, with a secret compound beneath his unsuspecting family's modest suburban home. He hides his identity to keep himself safe from his enemies and because he can't legally claim his empire until he turns 18.

The story concerns the boy's attempt to prove himself in the eyes of his do-gooder father by being elected class president. Unfortunately, the tactics he uses to stage coups in Central America prove to be less effective in running a middle-school campaign."

Terminator 4 helmer McG is set to produce and hopefully direct. I can honestly see this being a wonderful new family film too. It's got a kind of Codename Kids Next Door, meets Cats & Dogs, meets Dexter's Laboratory, meets Election kind of feel to it :) I sure hope it turns out as fun as it sounds. My only thought: casting is critical. Is Spencer Breslin too old? probably... Well, they better just discover some great unknown talent, because with the right actor in this film, it could be golden.

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