*Antoine Dodson – who shot to fame when his rather animated interview about a home invasion was Auto-Tuned and set to music – will join a collection of Internet stars for a new movie being described as an “epic comedy.”
Producer Andrew Fischer, 26, has gathered more than a half-dozen YouTube stars for “The Chronicles of Rick Roll.” Although the film’s title refers to the misleading Rick Astley Internet meme, Fischer says the film is authentic, reports the Associated Press.
Along with Dodson, known for the “Bed Intruder Song,” the film also includes Bear Vasquez (“Double Rainbow Guy”), Brian Collins (“Boom Goes the Dynamite”), Ben Schulz (“Leeroy Jenkins”), Gary Brolsma (“Numa Numa”), and Stephen and Jack Quire (“Greatest Freakout Ever”). Together they account for hundreds of millions of YouTube views.
“The next trailer will show that it’s not just some giant elaborate prank,” Fischer says.
The film is being shot on hi-definition digital. Fischer hopes for a theatrical release, but has not secured distribution. The Colorado-based marketing firm NURV, of which Fischer is CEO, is producing the film.
“Our goal is to utilize the fan base and the celebrity status that these household names have, even though they’re not in Hollywood, in order to produce something that maybe changes the way Hollywood looks at casting,” says Fischer.
Fischer says he would welcome cameos from more Internet stars.