Rapper/actor Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi can currently be seen on the big screen in the latest John Woo action film Silent Night, and now Deadline has reported that Mescudi has lined up his next acting project: he will be starring in and producing the animated monster movie Slime.
Slime will mark the feature directorial debut of animator / Baby Demon creator Jeron Braxton, who’s working from a screenplay written by The Boondocks‘ Brian Ash. The project is said to be “a classic monster movie decked out in fashion-forward video game skins that are wickedly satirical, scary as hell and trippy AF.” With this movie, Braxton is aiming to “build a sonic/visual experience that marries his distinct style with a trippy, elevating original soundtrack.”
Here’s the synopsis: In a not-too-distant, but all-too-dystopian future, Muna, an optimistic, but broke young woman, signs up for a paid medical trial. Hope turns to horror when she is unknowingly injected with a foreign creature’s slime and begins to have visions she does not understand and unleash destructive powers she cannot control. Hunted and desperate, Muna kidnaps Glenn, a lab worker from the mega-corporation who injected her. Together, they go on a terrifying odyssey in search of refuge and a cure. But is it already too late to stop her from evolving into a monster, a post-human savior, or something in between?
Slime is coming our way from Mad Solar, Hammerstone Studios, and Capstone Global. Mescudi is producing the film alongside Karina Manashil, Dennis Cummings, Aaron Bergman, Alex Lebovici, and Jon Oakes. Ash serves as executive producer with Christian Mercuri, Courtney Chenn, and Waylin Lin. Hammerstone Studios and Capstone Global are handling the financing.
Mescudi will be providing the voice of Glenn. He shared the following statement: “I’m always looking for what’s new and always trying to elevate what we know about music, film, TV and animation. Jeron is a powerhouse creative at the forefront of culture, pushing boundaries with everything he does. I’m grateful to have him on the team and am ready to see him bring Slime to life. Mad Solar, we here.“
Braxton added: “I’m extremely excited to bring Slime to life and super appreciative to everyone around me who helped make this possible. Animation has always been an opportunity for me to shift perspective on issues affecting Americans and more explicitly the black diaspora, and now we can use the genre of horror and cutting-edge technology to create an insane evolution for the medium.“
In addition to Silent Night, Mescudi’s previous acting credits include roles in Trolls Band Together, House Party, X, Don’t Look Up, Entourage, Bill & Ted Face the Music (pictured below), and episodes of the Westworld and Creepshow TV shows.
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