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Phil Lord and Chris Miller want to make a Clone High movie

06.09.2014by:

Before CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, 21 JUMP STREET and THE LEGO MOVIE, Phil Lord and Chris Miller created an animated series with Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City) called Clone High. The comedy was set at a high school populated with clones of famous historical figures like Abe Lincoln and JFK, and ran on MTV for only one season back in 2002 and 2003.

Since then the show has developed a large following of fans, and in a new interview with Collider, Phil Lord and Chris Miller say they've been talking with Bill Lawrence about developing a Clone High movie, and they're having a little trouble figuring out if it should be rated R or PG-13.

Lord: It’s also a tricky thing because we basically made a PG-13 TV series, and if you’re gonna do a movie you wonder, ‘Am I gonna have to justify the budget that it’s gonna take by trying to broaden this to a family audience, and is that gonna kill what was fun about the original thing?’ Because there’s so much blood in the original series (laughs).

Miller: And innuendo or whatever.

Lord: And JFK sex jokes. Are you going to wind up defanging it?

Miller: Are you gonna make it R? PG-13?

Lord:  It’s trying to cross-reference what it’s gonna cost and what it’s gonna make.

The duo go on to say they believe there is a market for R rated animated films, like Seth Rogen's upcoming SAUSAGE PARTY.

Miller: [Hard R-rated animated films] I think is a hole in the marketplace, because people love R-rated comedies and there’s teen boys that love all the Family Guy, Simpsons-type of shows. There’s a market there for that.

Lord: The Simpsons Movie was PG-13. It had male-frontal nudity in it.

Miller: South Park movie was R.  There’s a place that people are not occupying thinking that animated has to be family always, and I don’t think that’s true. I think [Sausage Party] is gonna do great. Those guys are so funny and talented.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are very in-demand right now because of 21 JUMP STREET and THE LEGO MOVIE, but I'm glad to see they're still interested in doing more with Clone High. I'm a huge fan of the series, and I have my fingers crossed we will be getting something new involving the silly clones. New episodes or a movie, it doesn't matter to me; I just want more Clone High.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 22 JUMP STREET will be in theaters on June 13, 2014.

Source: Collider

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10:30AM on 06/10/2014

Loved this show

If not a movie, why not push for a new season? And if it isn't the "current trend" for MTV, how about make it online streaming.
If not a movie, why not push for a new season? And if it isn't the "current trend" for MTV, how about make it online streaming.
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5:06AM on 06/10/2014

This needs to happen!

If anyone hasn't seen Clone High, they need to get on that immediately! One of the funniest shows ever made.
If anyone hasn't seen Clone High, they need to get on that immediately! One of the funniest shows ever made.
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7:16PM on 06/09/2014

Yes!!!

For the love of Gandhi this needs to happen. It should be titled "What it's like to be a teenage clone: A rope of sand".
For the love of Gandhi this needs to happen. It should be titled "What it's like to be a teenage clone: A rope of sand".
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2:55PM on 06/09/2014

STAMOS!!!!!

YES YES YES!!!! This NEEDS to be done. one of the biggest crimes in animation in the past 15-20 years was that this show only got one season. I would hope they would find some way to continue off the shows ending. The raisin drug episode is still one of my all time fav.

Also, G-Spot rocks the G-Spot!
YES YES YES!!!! This NEEDS to be done. one of the biggest crimes in animation in the past 15-20 years was that this show only got one season. I would hope they would find some way to continue off the shows ending. The raisin drug episode is still one of my all time fav.

Also, G-Spot rocks the G-Spot!
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1:38PM on 06/09/2014

Do it!!!

I'd like to invade HER bay of pigs!!!!
I'd like to invade HER bay of pigs!!!!
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11:01AM on 06/09/2014
I'd definitely see an R-rated Clone High movie. That cliffhanger ending drove me nuts as a when I was 10 years old. Mind you, I didn't understand the references, but I grew to appreciate them with age.
I'd definitely see an R-rated Clone High movie. That cliffhanger ending drove me nuts as a when I was 10 years old. Mind you, I didn't understand the references, but I grew to appreciate them with age.
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12:17PM on 06/09/2014
Ooh, 10yrs old watching a PG13 series? Glad you didn't get caught.
Ooh, 10yrs old watching a PG13 series? Glad you didn't get caught.
10:14AM on 06/09/2014
Throwing it out there: let's say a live-action Clone High movie gets made instead of an animated one. Just hypothetically. Who would you guys cast?
Throwing it out there: let's say a live-action Clone High movie gets made instead of an animated one. Just hypothetically. Who would you guys cast?
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12:20PM on 06/09/2014
I guess a bunch of unknowns from [Insert: Random Disney Channel series]
I guess a bunch of unknowns from [Insert: Random Disney Channel series]
10:13AM on 06/09/2014

Yes Please

I've been waiting since this show was cancelled for a continuation as sad as that sounds, so fuck yes I want this.
I've been waiting since this show was cancelled for a continuation as sad as that sounds, so fuck yes I want this.
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10:06AM on 06/09/2014
These guys are so talented that anything they do would be great and this would probably be no different.

I mean, 22 Jump Street is getting terrific reviews and looks like it'll probably be better then the first.
These guys are so talented that anything they do would be great and this would probably be no different.

I mean, 22 Jump Street is getting terrific reviews and looks like it'll probably be better then the first.
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