First off: The title sucks.
Sorry, didn’t mean to start off negative there, but seriously, I Hop? Really?
Anyhoo, I Hop is the newest film being produced by Illumination Entertainment and Universal. The story is about am indolent young man who inadvertently injures the Easter Bunny, and takes him in to help him out. Hijinks ensue. Apparently, James Marsden will play the lead, and Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will play the Easter Bunny. It will be a live action/CG mix. It’s being directed by Tim Hill, who is most recently responsible for Alvin and the Chimpmunks.
I … what?
Your reaction is likely similar to mine upon reading this. It’s like some demented form of Word Jumble. I mean, Bitch-Cyclops aside, Marsden can be pretty decent, and Brand was actually quite funny in Marshall, even if he’s an insufferable prick in real life. But you lost me at Tim Hill. I just can’t respect a man who would willingly take that job, not that he’s seeking respect, having also directed Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and Max Keebles’ Big Move. There are seven-year-olds who would piss on Tim Hill if he was on fire, just so they could light him on fire again. And they would sing in a chipmunk voice while they danced on his charred remains.
And Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny? Kids are going to start sleeping with a tooth under one pillow, and a pistol under the other.
Jesus, Hollywood. Your suck sauce is extra thick today, assholes.