Dimension films has announced the start of principal photography and the ensemble cast for the feature comedy Superhero. Written and directed by Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4), the ensemble cast includes Drake Bell (Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh”), Sara Paxton (Aquamarine), Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream), Leslie Nielsen (Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 3, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult), Kevin Hart (Along Came Polly), Marion Ross (“Happy Days,” The Evening Star), Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”), Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”), and Brent Spiner (Independence Day, “Star Trek: First Contact”). David Zucker (Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Airplane) and Robert K. Weiss (Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 3, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult) will serve as producers on Superhero. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.
After record-breaking successes on Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, and The Naked Gun 2: The Smell of Fear, filmmakers Craig Mazin, David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss are reversing some of the key roles they held in these successful collaborations — Craig Mazin will direct Superhero with the legendary David Zucker serving as a writer and producer on the project.
Superhero will follow in the traditions of “Airplane” and “Naked Gun” in spoofing the conventions of the popular superhero movie genre.
Bob Weinstein stated, “Craig and David are comedic geniuses. With this great script and this talented team at the helm, ‘Superhero,’ is certain to be another winner for all of us.”