On one side of the coin, we get the impression that Groening and Co. want to farm every last inch of classic Simpson reserve left on this planet and guarantee that we rise from our cinema seats, dripping from hysterics-soaked clothes.
On the other side, sits a niggling concern that team Simpson are finding it an arduous test to deliver a comicaclysmic event from earth’s finest yellow export. Hey, get back in your seat Pacman.
Simpson’s creator Matt Groening and writer/producer James Brooks have recently spoken out about the development of the movie and the feedback gauged from a recent test screening.
“What we're calling secrecy is just keeping the work private until you're ready to show it. But it started out as people wanting to know what it was about, and then we were having fun with it, putting out false story lines. We've revealed more with each successive trailer. We'll continue to do that. We saw a trailer the other day, and somebody said 70 percent of the things in it — based on where we were eight weeks ago — are no longer in the movie, because we keep on fooling around” declared Brooks.”
“We learned that the audience is looking forward to seeing their favourite characters, but we still have to surprise them. It's not just seeing your old favourites come out and wave to the audience.... And we changed some language in the movie, because some people were bugged."said Groening.
With all this fallow material landing on the cutting room floor, its looks highly likely we could have an extended cut of the film when it reaches DVD shelves.
The Simpsons Movie is scheduled to hit cinema screens in July 2007, were expecting it to take a lot of d'oh! (sorry)