DreamWorks Animation’s last film under its distribution agreement with 20th Century Fox will be their adaptation of the popular Captain Underpants book series. The movie, called Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, just got a new poster which debuted exclusively on Nerdist.com.
Nerdist gives us the rundown on the film’s voice cast, too:
“Ed Helms will play the title character, the hypnotized alter-ego of mean Principal Krupp, who becomes the kindly hero every time he hears the sound of fingers snapping. Initially the character in the books had no super powers, but that changed when aliens became involved, and I assume the movie would rather get to that plot point sooner than later. Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch will play George and Harold, the teen comic-book creators who pulled the initial hypnotic prank. Nick Kroll will voice the villainous Professor Poopypants, and Jordan Peele is Melvin, the annoying classmate who may or may not become the Bionic Booger Boy later on.”
The film is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and is written for the screen by Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted, Storks) based on the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey.