Is it just my imagination or have animated features and TV shows directly aimed at the adult market become more prevalent over the last few years? They’ve always been around, but suddenly they seem to be becoming more mainsteam… man. They’re definitely attracting some major stars, and the upcoming Nerdland will be headlined by Paul Ant-Man Rudd and prolific comic Patton Oswalt.
Directed by Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse) and written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en. Yes, the guy who wrote Se7en), the official plot synopsis (via Collider) is as follows:
NERDLAND is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter ELLIOT [Patton Oswalt] and aspiring actor JOHN [Paul Rudd], whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous — or infamous — then ever before. So why not become famous TODAY? NERDLAND is that day.
Making up for what they lack in brains and talent with abundant, witless enthusiasm, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on a fame-grab journey, encountering and abusing friends both new and old. Navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our two consumers want desperately to be consumed — and they will have their FAME, no matter what the cost.
And now the definitely not safe for work trailer courtesy of Variety:
Yip, that’s definitely an adult animated movie – and a pretty funny looking one at that. The pressures of achieving something before the age of 30 is also something all of us here at TheMovies can relate to, except for Tracy who’s turning 21 again I believe.
Nerdland is due to premier on 14 April at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition to Rudd and Oswalt, it’ll also feature the voice talents of Mike Judge, Molly Shannon, Hannibal Buress and Riki Lindhome.
Last Updated: April 4, 2016