Actor Robert Downey Jr. “Furious” With Local Film’s Release Date
April 14, 2010 – The Tennessean
Los Angeles, CA
Local working actor Robert Downey, Jr. expressed concern today with the May 7th release date of locally shot film Trash Humpers as it coincides with the release of his next film, Iron Man 2.
“This release date…is something that we booked ahead two and a half years ago…and now this?” said Downey.
His concern has merit, as ”Humpers,” directed by local son Harmony Korine, has been generating quite a bit of buzz at festivals around the world for
It’s realism. The film, shot on old-school VHS tape, features the antics of three elderly people who go around Nashville…humping trash cans.
Downey’s film, the aforementioned Iron Man 2, will feature explosions, computer generated violence, and a great score. It was shot on 35mm film, unlike ”Trash Humpers,” but Downey now claims that he’s going to go “Bang some heads at Paramount to try to get this sucker in 3-D, or somethin’.”
It seems though, that ”Iron Man 2” has a clear advantage over the indie film, in that it’s a recognized brand, with over 40 years of comic books, cartoons, toys, and a 2008 hit movie. It is also opening on 4,000 more theaters than ”Trash Humpers.”
“What I’m concerned about here is the dark horse, the David vs. Goliath,” said Downey.
”Iron Man 2” and “Trash Humpers” both bow on May 7, 2010.