NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) Sept. 14, 2006 – Ckrush Entertainment Inc., announced today that Xenon Pictures has acquired the United States theatrical and DVD rights to Ckrush’s most recent assault on pop culture: National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie. Featuring the nation’s standard bearers of anti -social behavior -Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy and Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna of "Jackass" fame-TV: The Movie delivers fresh, new, offensive material in a fast-paced series of spoofs.
"National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie" is an episodic comedy that celebrates the ever-increasing ridiculousness of society as reflected through the television in your living room. The film combines death-defying stunts interlaced with parodies of popular current TV shows such as "Fear Factor" and TV classics like "Miami Vice." The film also stars pop culture icons including Lee Majors ("The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Fall Guy"), Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club," "St. Elmo’s Fire") and Jason Mewes ("Clerks," "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back").
Steve-O graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College before joining the cast of "Jackass" and later "Jackass: The Movie." This led to him producing several stunt videos and starring in the "wild"-ly popular MTV show "Wildboyz" with fellow "National Lampoon TV: The Movie" cast members Wee Man & Chris Pontius. All three will also star in "Jackass: Number Two," set for wide theatrical release by Paramount Pictures in late September 2006.
"We’re very happy that Ckrush has seen fit to entrust us with this …unique…motion picture," states Steve Housden, Xenon’s Chief Operating Officer. "We eagerly look forward to sharing it with America."
"Xenon truly appreciates how important ‘National Lampoon’s TV the Movie’ is to the well being of the country and we feel very confident entrusting them with what may be the greatest film of our times," comments Jeremy Dallow, President of Ckrush Inc.