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Dimension Films has completed casting for spoof comedy Superhero and set a March 28 release date, reports Variety. Production began on Monday.

Variety says the movie, written and directed by Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4), pokes fun at a multitude of superheroes.

The cast includes Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, Marion Ross, Ryan Hansen, Jeffrey Tambor and Brent Spiner.

Superhero is produced by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss. The trio of Mazin, Weiss and Zucker collaborated on Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! and The Naked Gun 2: The Smell of Fear.

Either they are going for a younger crowd with Sara Paxton being in it, or she is done with her kiddie image. She's 19, so I hope it's the latter.

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It's been a while since we talked about Dimension Films and MGM's Superhero Movie, a spoof comedy from writer/director Craig Mazin and producer David Zucker. The movie, opening March 28, stars Sara Paxton, Leslie Nielsen, Drake Bell, Christopher McDonald, Kevin Hart, Marion Ross, Ryan Hansen, Jeffrey Tambor and Brent Spiner

We can tell you that the trailer is coming very soon--either this weekend or next weekend--and that has posted the plot, which goes like this:

Finally, the guys behind the outrageously silly "Scary Movie" franchise have used their own 'special powers' to spoof superhero movies. After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develop superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as "The Dragonfly." However, standing in the way of his destiny is the villainous Lou Landers. After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person's life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality becomes the supervillain, "The Hourglass." With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of The Hourglass and save the world? More importantly, will we stop laughing long enough to notice?

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When I become King of the Universe, it will be against the law for Hollywood to make any remakes, spoofs, or "let's just put a bunch of big names and have them masterbate and wink at the screen for two hours" movies for at least twenty years.

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I will execute the people behind Scary Movie. Not when I rule the world, just at the next available oppertunity. These films are the absolutly WORST tradition in filmmaking. Worse than SAW, worse than actual genuine snuff films.

I agree. The Saw franchise is terrible in every way except in concept. These neo-slapstick spoof movies are terrible in every way, period.

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USA Today has published this new photo from Superhero Movie, the spoof action-comedy starring Drake Bell and coming to theaters on March 28.

The newspaper talked to producer David Zucker who explained what movies they are taking aim at: "It's predominantly 'Spider-Man,' but we satirize 'Batman Begins,' 'X-Men,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Superman,' everything. It's a spoof of the whole superhero genre, like we did with the 'Scary Movies,' but this one probably has more of a unified plot, like the 'Naked Guns' had."

Regina Hall and Tracy Morgan spoof Halle Berry's white-haired Storm and Patrick Stewart's psychic Dr. Xavier from "X-Men." Meanwhile, Leslie Nielsen plays Bell's uncle, à la Spider-Man's Uncle Ben.

Christopher McDonald co-stars as the villainous Hourglass. "He's dying of some rare disease, and he invents a machine where he can continue to live, as long as he kills a lot of people," Zucker added.

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