We just spotted this brand new teaser poster of Blazing Samurai, the upcoming CG animated movie directed byh Chris Bailey and Mark Koetsier and featuring the voices of Michael Cera, Samuel L Jackson, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Heavenly Joy Jerkins, Djimon Hounsou, Mel B, and Mel Brooks:
“Blazing Samurai is an action packed, laugh-filled, animated comedy for all the family, inspired by Mel Brooks’ timeless classic, Blazing Saddles.
Hank (Michael Cera), a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny. Unfortunately for him, what he finds instead is the strange and unwelcoming town of Kakamucho. There he sticks out like a sore thumb, for he is a dog and everyone else is a…cat! And as we all know, cats really, really don’t like dogs!
Desperate to please the townsfolk, Hank unwittingly becomes part of the dastardly narcissistic Ika Chu’s (Ricky Gervais) plans to rid Kakamucho of all of its inhabitants. For one small obstacle stands in Ika’s way of world domination (okay, Kakamucho-domination) and his evil plan is for Hank to help him drive out the townsfolk forever.
Step forward Jimbo (Samuel L Jackson), a once great samurai who has since fallen from grace and Emiko (Heavenly Joy Jerkins), a kitten who shares Hank’s dreams. Together, this mismatched trio will embark on a journey that sees them overcome prejudices and learn the true meaning of friendship.”
That fat sumo cat totally cracks me up! Poor dog!
No official release date yet.