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.
There are two sides to Mike Judge in Hollywood. There’s the TV star, who took a ton of heat but came out as one of the most daring and biting voices of satire in the 1990′s with Beavis and Butthead, and the successful maistream animator with a thirteen season run of the folksy and engaging King of the Hill. Then there’s the film director, who was cajoled into the theatrical Beavis and Butthead Do America, but has worked in live action ever since. He made two films for 20th Century Fox to see them abandoned theatrically, only for both 1999′s Office Space and 2006′s Idiocracy to now be regaled as cult classics. His most recent film, 2009′s Extract did not set the film world afire (Extract is now available on DVD and Blu-ray), but it showed a less biting Judge doing what he does best: everyday life comedy. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t abandoned, but it’s also a film that may find more of an audience on home video. My dinner with Mike Judge after the jump.