If it’s anything like anything they’ve ever done, it’s going to be awesome. Sure I’m going to look like a creeper hanging out in the theatre with all their tween and teen fans, but so what? Did I gush that this movie is likely going to be awesome already?!
What’s the story? Here goes: “A high-concept Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for 2014, “The SMOSH Movie” revolves around an embarrassing video of Anthony that resurfaces online right before his fifth high school reunion, leading the Smosh duo into a headlong race to remove the clip before it ruins Anthony’s chances of reconnecting with high school crush Anna. Anthony and Ian leap through a portal onto YouTube, and what follows is the adventure of a lifetime as SMOSH encounters one YouTube celebrity after another in their quest to alter a video and hopefully change their lives.”
The movie will star some of their YouTube contemporaries including Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Shane Dawson, Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval — that’s over 32 million combined subscribers.
The film, which has been acquired for worldwide distribution by legit-ass company Lionsgate who made it pretty clear that they’re almost as excited as we are:
“The SMOSH Movie brings to life a YouTube comedy franchise beloved by fans around the world and reflects our commitment to extend storytelling in exciting new directions that reach today’s digital audience,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with the versatile and incredibly talented Brian Robbins, with whom we’re partnered on a range of film, television and digital properties, as well as to add one of DEFY Media’s great digital properties to our roster.”
The script was written by Eric Falconer, a guy who used to write for “Blue Mountain State” (so the movie will start off amazing and slowly drift into tedium — bah dum chee!) and was directed by Alex Winter, the guy who played Bill in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”!!!
Damn, right? I’m gonna scalp tickets for this one.