Thursday, January 31, 2013

Uncle Ruckus Live Action Film Seeking Production Funds

If your like me and are obsessed with the animated, no holds bar tv show, The Boondocks, than you may also follow their updates on Facebook. For the last few days the shows page has viciously dangled an upcoming announcement before its fans, making us suffer through intense speculation of what this message could possibly be. A date for the upcoming new season? Or maybe even some clips from the long awaited new episodes. Well folks the wait is over.

Aaron McGruder is making a live action Uncle Ruckus film, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the project. If you don't know Uncle Ruckus is the old, self-hating handyman on the animated series who is in love with whites, but despises his own race. Ruckus is undoubtedly the most outrageous character on the show and brings a dark comedic aspect to the show that like the rest of the characters exaggerates real life.

According to the project's Kickstarter page, it will not include any of the other characters from the animated series, but rather focus on a separate aspect of his life.

"The movie will be written and directed by AARON MCGRUDER, and stars GARY ANTHONY WILLIAMS - who does the voice of Uncle Ruckus on the animated series. The story, which is currently being written,  will not involve any of the other regular BOONDOCKS characters, but rather explore a part of the Ruckus family not seen in the show."
Check out Aaron MrGruder's statement on the project:

“There’s always been interest in a live-action Boondocks movie, which to me was out of the question considering Huey and Riley are essentially impossible to cast. The animated feature would cost around 20 million, but a live action Uncle Ruckus movie could cost a fraction of that. So just for the hell of it we had the costume made and it was pretty amazing. To see Gary actually transform into Uncle Ruckus... it’s quite the surreal experience.  I never expected the transition to be so completely seamless.”
The fundraising campaign is only running for 30 days and seeks to raise $200,000 in that time, so if you have an interest in seeing Uncle Ruckus being brought to the silver screen head over to Kickstarter and show some monetary love.

Check out the brief trailer for the film below:

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