Sadly, it appears that 61 year old Zuker is still trying to find a winning film to go out on a high note with. But with satire movies like the recent "Meet the Spartans" stinking up the box office with its putrid, unfunny tripe, its quite possible that movie audiences may be a little reluctant to just accept on faith that Zukers stuff is up to snuff.
Still, he keeps plugging along with the idea that if he throws Leslie Neilsen in there, he can still make audiences laugh. Neilsen is 82 years old! Surely he's earned his retirement, dont you think?
(insert obvious "dont call me Shirley" joke here)
Done by the guys that did the Scary Movie line of satire films, comes Zuker's latest foray into the beaten dead genre with "Superhero Movie" which was previously just titled "Superhero!"
You know the routine by now: This one spoofs recent superhero films.
Here is the trailer and synopsis from the Dimension website - which still says "coming soon" even though we are two months away from release. And there are literally no publicity shots or stills from the movie available yet. Not a good sign:
"After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develops superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as "the Dragonfly." However standing in his way is the villanous Lou Landers. After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person's life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality, becomes the supervillian "The Hourglass." With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of the Hourglass and save the world? More importantly, will we stop laughing long enough to notice?"
I really think that these types of films have run their course. Still, if anyone can make em laugh, its Zuker and since he knows a thing or two about the genre he helped create, there is a slight chance this might actually make people laugh a little.
I'm still not holding my breath, though.