The creators of Club Dread next: In a recent interview with Cinema Confidential, screenwriter Paul Soto talked to the site about the next project for the crew that brought you Broken Lizard's Club Dread and Super Troopers...
TOM: Are you guys working on your next movie now?
PAUL: We have a script and we’ve been working on it for a while. It’s a lot more ambitious and we knew that we weren’t going to be able to make it until somebody would be willing to give us a little bit more money. That’s hopefully what’s next, depending on how well “Club Dread” does. We should be able to jump right into it at the end of the summer or the fall. It’s something we’re really excited about because it’s something we’re trying to get. We’ve wanted to do this movie for years and so we’ve been working on the script for a long time. I think it’s going to be the funniest, and most imaginative thing we’ve done.
TOM: Can you tell us a little bit what it’s about?
PAUL: It takes place in ancient Greece and it involves Plato and Socrates, but as college students. Plato is a freshman wrestling recruit who’s actually a dummy and is failing “basic thought.” If he doesn’t pass basic thought, then he doesn’t get to go to Athens to wrestle in the Olympics. So the university hires Socrates, the philosopher, to tutor him. These kids try to pass and go on the road to the Olympics and in the middle, they attract the attention of three Greek gods: Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus, who start watching their struggles and start taking bets on what’s going to happen with them. Through their whole story in trying to get to the Olympics, the gods can’t help but come down and fuck with them in order to affect their bets.
TOM: And what role are you going to play?
PAUL: I’m going to be one of the Greek gods. Kevin and Steve are going to be Plato and Socrates, and Jay and Eric and I are going to be the three gods. It’s going to be a big, broad comedy and we had a lot of fun playing with Greek mythology and philosophy but it’s also very big and very ridiculous. It will be very Python-esque in its scope and context.