Look at this nice joint picture of Mike Judge and Jason Bateman that someone else did for me.
Extract is about the owner of a food coloring extract company (Jason Bateman) who’s life seems to be going great until one bad moment triggers a series of bad decisions that make things worse and worse. JK Simmons, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck and Kristen Wiig also star.
Producer John Altschuler contributes to the description:
“‘Office Space’ is all about nothing getting made. Then he thought it’d be really interesting to do a movie about things concretely being made. He had this vision of a factory… Mike Judge is all about how weird the real world is,”
Jason Bateman, what’s your take?
“It’s a story about a guy who is the classic sort of protagonist and then he tries to be proactive with something and of course that blows up in his face. It’s a victim sort of comedy as opposed to the protagonist who’s initiating a lot of the comedy. A lot of the comedy sort of happens to the character. It’s a lot like ‘Arrested Development.’”
A lot like Arrested Development? Good news for many (like me), no doubt.
Well, not like I needed that push–Jason Bateman and Mike Judge? I’m already there. Whenever that is–the movie currently doesn’t have a release date because, as Bateman says, “they’re aren’t enough shorts [in the movie].”
They’re hoping for a spring release. How about a January relase, you know that time when the movies are so bad it feels like going to the movies is a penance? Trust me, you’d all help keep people sane–or at least a little more than usual during that time of the year.