Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Weird Al to produce live-action film for Cartoon Network

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM

"Weird Al" Yankovic's blog had all sorts of great news yesterday. First of all comes news that Yankovic's going to be making a live-action film for the cable network:

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Without going into too much detail, the good folks at Cartoon Network decided that they liked me and wanted me to provide some content for them - series, features, animation, live-action... they were open to anything. So after a couple years (yes, really) of the lawyers going back and forth, we finalized a deal - now all I have to do is start making stuff!

The first thing I'm on track to do for them is, in fact, a live-action feature film.

Al will not be the star of the project -- it will most likely feature a teen protagonist -- but it's supposed to be a comedy. He's already on the third draft of the script, and will also direct (his first full-length feature!).

Oh, and Yankovic also mentioned that he'll be touring this year. Let's hope for a Kansas City date, shall we? The last thing he released was his Essential double-disc, so it'd be fantastic to see a "greatest hits" kind of show.

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