hey hey! right now i’m watching american idol which is thankfully only an hour tonight (tomorrow, and thursday too) but i had to share this ‘red-banded restricted’ trailer (turn down the volume if you’re at work but overall it’s totally SFW) which was released today for the upcoming film the foot fist way – a small indie comedy (made in only 19 days on a shoe-string budget) about ‘fred simmons’ (played by danny mcbride) a tae kwon do instructor (be his friend on myspace) whose life starts to unravel (just watch the trailer below – it’s hilarious) the film quickly became a smash hit at this year’s sundance film festival – now it’s getting a proper release on may 30th! this is going to a huge hit – it’ll totally be the new napoleon dynamite! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo!
Self-control, perseverance, integrity, indomitable spirit – that’s what it’s supposed to be all about at the Concord Tae Kwon Do Studio, where boys are turned into black-belts and suburbanites are chiseled into great warriors, all under the watchful tutelage of proud sensei Fred Simmons. That is, until Fred discovers his wife has been unfaithful and instantly descends into a blubbering mess. OK, so maybe Fred is far more blowhard than kick-ass hero. But when he sets out on a last-ditch quest to meet his kung-fu idol — the 8-time undefeated champ and star of the “Seven Rings of Pain” trilogy, Chuck “The Truck” Wallace – Fred winds up on a wild, comic journey that will take him from egomaniacal bluster all to the way to becoming the stand-up man of his delusional dreams.
The result is THE FOOT FIST WAY, an uproarious, full-contact comedy featuring one of this year’s least likely of heroes. Shot in just 19 days on a credit card-financed micro-budget with a cast of mostly newcomers, the film became an overnight smash at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. There, audiences fell madly in love with the seriously self-deluded Tae Kwon Do instructor Fred Simmons, who talks a big, macho game but falls to whimpering pieces when his wife Suzie betrays him. Featuring the debut of North Carolina native Jody Hill as writer, director and producer and two hilariously tough-yet-tender performances from co-writers Danny McBride as Fred and Ben Best as Chuck “The Truck,” the film helped Hill, McBride and Best garner a place on Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” list.