The movie trailer of The Year One, upcoming by comedy directed by Harold Ramis starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, has aired during the Super Bowl:
The Year One is a comedy set in a biblical environment. The whole thing has a Monti Python feel according to Jack black.
“Year One is a biblical comedy. It’s about the old testament. I’m just a dude wandering through biblical times. I’m not a famous character that you would have heard of before. Me and Michael Cera are just sort of wandering through, and you get to see all these old stories from the Torah, told through Agnostic, sort of, eyes.”
Some religious bigots may get pissed off by The Year One, but Holy Crap, with Jack Black in the cast, I bet the movie is going to be damn funny.
Director Harold Ramis is digging in Biblical times to bring us The Year One, a surprising comedy movie. The film is starring Jack Black and Michael Cera.
Here below a preview clip of the Year One:
Plot: “When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Black and Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.” (Source: IMDb)
– Jack Black as Zed
– Michael Cera as Oh
– Olivia Wilde as Princess Inanna
– June Raphael as Maya
– David Cross as Cain
– Paul Rudd as Abel
– Juno Temple as Eema
– Oliver Platt as High Priest
– Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Isaac
– Hank Azaria as Abraham
Black warned viewers expecting a comedy along the lines of Ghostbusters or Knocked Up, that the style of the film is much more along the lines of the Monty Python movies. The preview clip of Year One confirms indeed that Year One is a combination of Jack Black’s own comedy skills with some Monti Python influence (which plays with absurdity).
The Year One
Produced by Harold Ramis and Judd Apatow
Directed by Harold Ramis
Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, June Raphael, David Cross, Paul Rudd, Juno Temple, Oliver Platt, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Hank Azaria
Release date: June 19, 2009