Slater, Buscemi, Cleese join TWC toon
Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese have signed to lend their voices to Exodus Film Group and the Weinstein Co.’s CG-animated feature comedy “Igor.”Trio already voiced a short film version of “Igor,” along with Jay Leno. Twist on the monster genre follows a mad scientist’s hunchbacked lab assistant who has big dreams of winning the Evil Science Fair. Slater will voice the lead role of Igor, with Buscemi as Scamper — an intelligent, sarcastic lab rabbit — and Cleese as Igor’s evil master. Chris McKenna penned the pic, which John Eraklis and Max Howard are producing. TWC has North American rights and is repping international territories. Weinstein Co. has a number of other animated projects in its pipeline, including “Opus,” “The Cricket in Times Square” and a new installment in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise. Unit also has unveiled plans for a “Hoodwinked!” sequel, “Hood vs. Evil.” Exodus’ slate includes “The Hero of Color City” and “Amarillo Armadillo.”
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