Futurama will return.
After a successful set of straight-to-DVD movies revived the once-cancelled series, Comedy Central in the US has commissioned 26 fresh episodes.
This is indeed good news because Futurama, the tale of a bunch of loons working for an intergalactic deliver service, is funnier than creator Matt Groening’s Simpsons.
Maybe not. But we love it. But what would happen if it went live action and famous directors put their stamp on it?
The director: Michael Bay
The cast: Essentially porting over some of his Transformers team, Bay hires Shia LaBeouf as slacker delivery boy Fry, pokes one of Megan Fox’s eyes out to play Leela and recruits The Rock’s Sean Connery as mad scientist Professor Farnsworth.
The plot: Bay decides that, despite one of the recent releases offering “a battle raged everywhere forever, with everything at stake”, Futurama simply hasn’t gone big enough.
When he’s with the prof’s new “embiggening” ray, Bender (voiced by original ‘toon performer John Di Maggio after fans protested Hugo Weaving taking the role over and created with 50 million moving parts by ILM) grows to the size of the Empire State Building and begins to destroy New New York.
The Planet Express crew must track down Godzilla to fight him. But Godzilla’s retired, he'sout of the game.
Can Fry convince him to come back for one more smackdown?
It’s Michael Bay. What do you think?
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