EPIC MOVIE is big. Really big. It’s a movie of, well, epic proportions.
We know… because we measured.
The story centers on four not-so-young orphans: one reared by a curator at the Louvre (where an albino assassin lurks); another, a refugee from Mexican “libre” wrestling; the third a recent victim of snakes on her plane; and the fourth a “normal” resident of a mutant “X”-community. The hapless quartet visits a chocolate factory, where they stumble into an enchanted wardrobe that transports them to the land of Gnarnia (with a silent “G”). There they meet a flamboyant pirate captain and earnest students of wizardry - and join forces with, among others, a wise-but-horny lion to defeat the evil White Bitch of Gnarnia.
EPIC MOVIE comes from the new masters of the parody genre - Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer - who now set their parodic sights on the largest genre of them all: Hollywood’s big-budget, special effects-laden, blockbuster franchise films. After successfully skewering the scary movie and romantic comedy franchises as two of the six writers of Scary Movie, and as the writers/director of Date Movie, the duo now focus on this untapped niche - Hollywood’s summer and fall tentpoles - proving once again that they are proud of being “first to be second.”
- Kal Penn
- Jennifer Coolidge
- Carmen Electra
- Jason Friedberg