Adult Swim Readies 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force,' 'Metalocalypse,' 'Venture Bros.' Movies
Published May 12, 2021Adult Swim has announced plans to treat successful animated originals Metalocalypse, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Venture Bros. to movie adaptations.
The new films will be sequels to each of the respective original shows, and while they have yet to receive release dates, the movies will see release globally on Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and electronic sell-through for a 90-day exclusive window, ahead of premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim.
Alongside today's news, all three films arrive with abstracts. The Metalocalypse film, from show creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha, will also have its soundtrack released by WaterTower Music. Its abstract reads as follows:
The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly "Falconback Project" as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth's atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation?
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, premiered with the official launch of Adult Swim in September 2001. The show ran for 11 seasons and was also adapted for Adult Swim's first feature-length film, 2007's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. The abstract for the new film reads as follows:
A continuation of the hit animated series, fans will find out what happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis and follows the strange everyday lives of three human-sized food products living in New Jersey.
Finally, The Venture Bros., created by Chris McCulloch (a.k.a. Jackson Publick), ended its seven-season run on Adult Swim in 2018 and was officially cancelled by the network last year. The synopsis for that upcoming film reads:
Doc's latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. The Venture Bros. is created, written and executive produced by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.
"Leveraging the power of WarnerMedia allows us to deliver original content to our amazingly dedicated and not-shy fans, while also giving our talented series creators an opportunity to tell stories in new and interesting ways," said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, in a statement alongside the film announcement.