Idiocracy was unceremoniously dumped into a handful of theaters in 2005. In the years since, the movie has developed a following—not enough to keep Luke Wilson from resorting to embarrassing phone commercials, but possibly enough to justify a spinoff. In Idiocracy, Terry Crews played Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho: “five-time Ultimate Smackdown champion, porn superstar, and President of the United States.” Crews understandably enjoyed his time with the character and has appealed to writer/director Mike Judge to write more for Camacho. It took a few years, but Crews says he and Judge met with Fox last week to bring Camacho back in some form. Read what Crews said after the jump.
Crews told Movieline:
“Me and Mike [Judge] are talking right now with Fox about some Camacho stuff. We literally met with Fox a week ago. It’s so cool… We’re going to see what it becomes, but we got approval from Fox to do some stuff. We’re going to start off on the internet and do some small interstitials with Camacho.”
I don’t know what they have in mind, but “small interstitials” feels like the right way to revisit such an audacious character—at least to start off. After all, we’ve seen Crews be very funny in 15-second bursts. As long as Judge is involved, I am curious to see what they whip up.
Here is Camacho in action:
The synopsis for Idiocracy:
Mike Judge wrote and directed this offbeat sci-fi comedy which gives a new meaning to the expression “people are getting dumber all the time.” In 2005, Pvt. Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is a soldier chosen to take part in a secret military scientific experiment in which he will be put into induced hibernation for one year, along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). Bowers is chosen for the assignment because he is statistically the most average man in the Army, while Rita is a hooker ordered to do some community service; however, Bowers and Rita are forgotten when the military base where the experiment took place is closed down, and when they wake up in the year 2505, Bowers finds himself living in a society where intelligence has taken such a landslide he’s now the smartest man in the world. Can Bowers save America from its own remarkable stupidity, and he can he get the dunderheads around him to believe what he says?