Trey Parker and Matt Stone--the twisted geniuses who gave the world brilliantly off-center films like Cannibal: The Musical and Orgazmo, and the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon (oh, and this paper cut-out cartoon side project some people like, so we’ve heard) have announced the formation of their own independent production company: Important Studios.
Parker and Stone had this to say to The New York Times when asked what inspired them to start their own studio:
“Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves.”
According to the Times, the first item on Important Studios’ agenda is likely to be the cinematic adaptation of the duo’s insanely popular Broadway musical: The Book of Mormon. Future projects in film, television, and theatre are also planned–though no further details have as yet been released.
Stone elaborated further on the nature of this new company by comparing it (sorta) to multimedia behemoth DreamWorks:
“In some ways it’s a stupid comparison, because they are gargantuan. We want to be a smaller, more humble version of that. If DreamWorks is Walmart, we are over here knitting sweaters.”
Fans of Parker and Stone’s work have smelled a movie ever since TBoM first opened, and we’re certain the news that the musical’s creators will have a free reign in making said film (should the rumors prove accurate) is most reassuring to them.