Earlier this week, Cartoon Network announced a production deal with pop culture satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic. In a post on his blog, Al explained that the deal calls for him to develop for the cable outlet anything his brain can concoct. And that even includes a feature film.
Unlike his first film, UHF, Al concedes that he won’t be the star of this new feature, though he will appear in it. Instead, he will be concentrating his energies on writing and directing the feature. The film is still in the early stages of development, with Al just starting work on a third draft of the script. Understandably, he was close-lipped about the film’s plot.
But hey! It’s the first film from Al since 1989’s satire of television and movies UHF.
It’s hard to believe that it has been now over twenty years since UHF was released. Although the film didn’t do so well with critics or at the box office (I’m probably one of the very few people who actually saw it in a theater), it did grow itself a cult audience over the years. While the trailer below does giveaway some of the film’s better jokes, it does give you a taste of what the full length feature is all about. And yes, that is a pre-Seinfeld Michael Richards in there.