Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beavis & Butthead Come Alive

Mike Judge, the creator of MTV's hit animated series Beavis & Butthead, has announced that he has been kicking around the notion of bringing Beavis & Butthead back to the big screen -- this time as a live-action movie. In his interview with MTV Movie Blog, Judge reveals that he can envision Seann William Scott and Johnny Deep in the roles of Beavis & Butthead ... but I have some other guys in mind for the roles. Actually, I think I have the perfect guys in mind to play the roles of Beavis & Butthead:

In the eyes of an entire generation, man's eternal struggle to define himself and his purpose is best summed up by nine immortal words. "I am Cornholio! I need T.P. for my bunghole!" Recently, we were able to get a rare interview with Mike Judge, the creator of such pop-culture goodies as "Beavis & Butt-Head," "Office Space," "Idiocracy" and "King of the Hill." In addition to unearthing major details about his next film "Extract," Judge told us that Beavis & Butt-head are making their return in a brief intro to Volume 3 of his cartoon festival "Animation Show," and could soon become a live-action movie. "For some reason, I used to hate the idea for years," he said of a "Beavis & Butt-head" movie starring two living, breathing, heh-heh-heh-ing actors. "Now, I think maybe there's something there." Naturally, the next step is imagining two actors who could step into the roles. My first thought was to imagine Seann William Scott as Beavis, and although he might be getting a bit old, I can still imagine him pulling his t-shirt up over his head and calling upon "The Almighty Bunghole." Judge agreed with the name but wanted Scott to play the other half of the duo, reasoning: "I guess Seann William Scott's kinda got Butt-Head eyes." Judge also remembered that Johnny Depp once wanted to play Beavis -- with Marlon Brando as Butt-Head! For my money, I could see Topher Grace as Butt-Head, slapping Seann William Scott upside the head and dismissively muttering "dumb-ass." Then again, Jon Heder would seem to have been born for the role.

Full disclosure here, Pink reader Andrea sent in a side-by-side photo comparison of Spencer Pratt and Beavis before this report from the MTV Movie Blog came out but as soon as I read it, I knew that she was right. Spencer as Beavis, Brody Jenner as Butthead ... now that is casting you can take to the bank. [Source, thanks Andrea]