ThinkFilm has set a late-summer release for “Farce of the Penguins,” a parody of the docu “March of the Penguins” to be narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Bob Saget is producing with David Permut and set the pic with ThinkFilm last fall (Daily Variety, Nov. 3).
Saget wrote the script and is directing a feature that transforms the docu’s depiction of penguin survival and mating rituals into the story of one bird’s search for love while on a 70-mile trek with hedonistic buddies obsessed with getting laid.
Saget voices the lovestruck penguin protag; Lewis Black, Mo’Nique and Tracy Morgan the other leads. Supporting critters will be voiced by Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Norm Macdonald, Carlos Mencia, Alyson Hannigan, Jamie Kennedy, Jon Lovitz, Adam Duritz and Saget’s “Full House” co-stars John Stamos and Dave Coulier, among others.
After making the initial deal, Saget and editor Michael Miller culled enough docu footage to replicate the “March” structure. Jackson possesses the commanding oration of “March” narrator Morgan Freeman, but his play-by-play is in keeping with the pic’s R-rated territory.
Pic is a co-production of Permut Presentations and Two Angels Prods., and Steve Longi and Elliot Rosenblatt are co-producing.