LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After ridiculing Saddam Hussein in the animated feature "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut," the cartoon's creators are taking on terrorism, marionette-style, in a new film project.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are writing the untitled project, previously known as "American Heroes," which Paramount Pictures is expected to distribute. Parker and Stone will direct and voice the film as well.
According to several sources, the project in development is a marionette movie about superheroes on a mission to eradicate such things as terrorism and certain celebrities who have outworn their welcome in the public eye.
Neither Paramount nor the film's producer, Scott Rudin, would comment. But the "South Park" creators revealed in March that they were working with Rudin, an executive producer on "Uncut," on a "top secret movie."
"We are working with Scott Rudin," Parker said at that time. "We just got the deal for it. We're gonna write this movie for him this summer. That's how we're gonna spend our vacation time."
Added Stone: "It'll be animated ... but won't have anything to do with 'South Park."'
Parker and Stone most recently created an animated segment called "A Brief History about the United States of America," illustrating the role that violence has played in the country's history, which was featured in Michael Moore's Oscar-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine."
It is a well known fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are Republicans, so I wonder how they'll do it. It will be nice to let Republicans have their movie.