James Gunn Reveals 'Super' Release Date and New Images

If the name, James Gunn, sounds familiar that's probably because you run with the cool kids. As a Troma alum (he wrote and directed 1996's Tromeo and Juliet among others), Gunn also has SLiTHER, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Scooby-Doo and the phenomenally funny Humanzee! TV pilot to his credit.

So when I heard what the writer/director would be taking on next (a superhero-comedy), I instantly grew excited to see what form his madness would take. Surely, his time with Troma has endowed Gunn with a quirky storytelling sensibility that I can only imagine will result in an assortment of characters that will feel just as home in Tromaville as New York City proper. Not to even mention that it stars "Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, Linda Cardellini, and Andre Royo." I mean, come on!

It seems as though this will be another film that is making a low-key indie debut (alongside Hatchet II and Rare Exports), premiering on April 1st, 2011 in Los Angeles and New York before hitting the road on April 8, 2011 for 15-20 other markets.


  1. Paxton said...:

    He also wrote the hilarious The Specials (2000) in which he co-starred as Minute Man with Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Judy Greer and Thomas Haden Church.

    If you haven't seen it, check it out. Seriously.

  1. Strange Kid said...:

    Thanks for the recommendation, Pax!

    I couldn't find it on Youtube, but Netflix has it for rent. Definitely going to be checking it out.

  1. JLG said...:

    Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorites - I had no idea the guy responsible made Tromeo and Juliet. I learn so much on this blog!!

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