Extract and Office Space director Mike Judge isn't sure what his next directing project will be, but he told ComingSoon that he'd like to develop an idea he has for a comedy starring Chris Elliot.
[H]e moves to India to do a Bollywood movie and ends up working tech support. I'm a big Chris Elliot fan. Hollywood always tends to just think young, but when I was 17, Rodney Dangerfield was all the rage and he was pushing 50. Caddyshack was just like, we couldn't get enough ... I think there's people around like that, like Chris Elliot, that are just plain funny. He could read the phonebook and it's funny.
Judge has also been working on the script for a comedy entitled Trophy Husbands about college graduates who coach a youth football league. Posted 12.22.09 by Ryan
Mike Judge rounded up his old pals Beavis and Butthead to help him promote his latest movie, Extract. Judge's two animated characters introduced a clip from Extract, a workplace comedy that Butt-Head describes as having "a chick with big boobs, a dude who gets his nuts knocked off, and then a dude who's paid to have sex."
What more could you need? A clip with Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig? OK, then watch it below: Posted 09.02.09 by Ryan
Writer/Director Mike Judge's new comedy Extract follows the life of an extract plant owner (Jason Bateman) whose personal and professional life undergoes an upheaval after an accident occurs at the factory. Judge is no stranger to workplace comedies, having written and directed Office Space, and told ComingSoon that Extract was inspired by his own experiences as a boss.
For years, I didn't come into this business until I was pushing 30, so I'd worked so many jobs. I'd never had anyone work for me, I was always the employee, and that's kinda what Office Space was about. When Beavis & Butt-head happened, I went from never having anybody work for me to having, like, 30 to as many as 90 people working for me, and I suddenly started becoming sympathetic to the bosses I had had, and just going, "God, these people don't appreciate anything; you try to be nice to them and they just take advantage of you..." Extract's kind of like a companion piece to Office Space, it's the inverse of it.
Judge not only wrote and directed Extract, but he also appears in the movie as a factory employee, which Judge admits was also an accident.
I screwed up in this one because I said early on when people at Miramax were asking me if I was going to be in it, I said, "Oh, maybe I'll play that guy." I described him as having a really big mustache and I wanted him to be really skinny but with a little belly. So once I said that, I think the casting people kind of got a little lazy and didn't look as hard for that role because by the time, I don't know, we had people reading it that sounded like Elmer Fudd, kind of almost like cartoonish blue collar people so I said, "All right, I'll [do it]." I didn't want the guy to look like I look. Posted 09.01.09 by Ryan
Today Mike Judge, the Woody Allen of dumb mall culture, starts work on his latest feature, Extract. After 20th Century Fox treated Judge's Idiocracy exactly like you'd expect a major Hollywood studio to treat a modestly amusing, anti-corporate satire whose climatic scene involves a character extolling the virtues of reading, Judge is now working with Miramax. Extract is the story of a factory owner whose company manufactures flower-extract products -- and, we're guessing, ennui, frustration, and a vague longing for a more fulfilling life. In other words, we think Extract will be like Judge's cult-classic Office Space, only from Lumberg's point of view. Posted 08.25.08 by reelz
Variety reports that Ben Affleck is in negotiations to play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in Mike Judge's next comedy, Extract.
The actor-director would join star Jason Bateman and supporting players Clifton Collins Jr., Kristen Wiig, and Mila Kunis.
In Extract, Batemen plays the owner of a flower-extract factory that has had a run of bad luck. His wife is also cheating on him with a gigolo.
Extract is a Miramax production. After two botched releases with Fox Searchlight, Office Space and Idiocracy -- both of which reached cult status success on home video -- let's hope Judge finally gets a theater hit.
Source: Variety Posted 08.21.08 by reelz
Mike Judge, the mastermind behind Office Space and Idiocracy, is contemplating bringing his greatest achievement to the big screen.
In a recent conversation with MTV, Judge confided that he is considering a live-action movie version of the '90s TV classic, Beavis and Butthead. MTV's Larry Carrol and Judge joked about casting options, including Seann William Scott--in either of the titular roles.
Who do you think should play those oh-so-charming guys? Posted 05.15.08 by reelz