Yesterday, The Boondocks official Facebook account teased a big announcement for later in the day, thousands of fans including myself waited with baited breath for a trailer or more news regarding the previously announced 4th season of the epic animated comedy series.
Alas no such thing appeared, but in it’s place a short video was posted, a teaser trailer for a live-action movie focused on one of the greatest, most conflicted, self hating character in a cartoon… Uncle Ruckus.
Thanks right, Uncle fucking Ruckus! The movie will be written and directed by The Boondocks creator Aaron MCgruder, and stars Gary Anthony Williams – who does the voice of Uncle Ruckus on the animated series. The story (which is currently being written) will not involve any of the other regular oondocks characters, instead it will explore a part of the Ruckus family not previously seen in the show.
“There’s always been interest in a live-action Boondocks movie, which to me was out of the question considering Huey and Riley are essentially impossible to cast. The animated feature would cost around 20 million, but a live action Uncle Ruckus movie could cost a fraction of that. So just for the hell of it we had the costume made and it was pretty amazing. To see Gary actually transform into Uncle Ruckus… it’s quite the surreal experience. I never expected the transition to be so completely seamless.” -Aaron McGruder
Peep the teaser trailer below…
Now here is the interesting part…
SONY (who produces THE BOONDOCKS animated series) is not involved with this project in any way. In fact, there are no investors, corporate or otherwise, involved with the movie as of this moment. This whole thing is kind of an odd idea, so we’re starting with Kickstarter on this one and we’ll just see what happens.
To get the project off the ground and get more information about The Uncle Ruckus Movie Kickstarter HERE NOW!
I know I’m about to do the same.