The film will not be associated with Sony, who owns rights to The Boondocks television series; and will be entirely fan funded. McGruder is trying to raise $200,000 for the film, and has already produced a small teaser, which you can see below. Uncle Ruckus will be played by Gary Anthony; who also voices Ruckus on the cartoon.
From the KickStarter page:
WHY LIVE ACTION?!
From our PRODUCTION BLOG (Coming soon):
“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.”
I can tell you right now, that I will donate to see this film. McGruder is a genius in my book, and though I’d love just to see a whole cartoon-movie with all The Boondocks characters; an Uncle Ruckus live-action film will have to do.
Head on over to the KickStarter for the film HERE, and donate by February 28th, 2013 to see this film get made!