'Stonerville' trailer: Is this Leslie Nielsen's final film?

A few weeks back, EW interviewed Bryan Waterman, a young filmmaker who was struggling to complete an animated film that featured the vocal talents of the late Leslie Nielsen. Nielsen also had some other projects in the can when he passed away on Nov. 28, but after seeing the trailer for Stonerville, I sincerely hope Mr. Waterman comes up with the funding for his film. I know Nielsen had a sense of humor about such things, but I’d hate for Nielsen’s last bow to be as a dazed film producer who’s getting serviced under his desk.

It’s not exactly Shakespeare, is it? Or the Zuckers. Or the Farrellys. But, let’s not be too hard on this low-budget, low-brow comedy. It doesn’t pretend to be anything that it’s not. It has Pauly Shore, after all. It has Jackie Chiles, or at least the actor who played him, Phil Morris. Who knows? Maybe this is the perfect sayonara for the guy from Airplane! and The Naked Gun, but I see that clip of Nielsen, and all I hear is Orson Welles voicing Unicron.

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  • Christian

    Raul Julia’s last film was Street Fighter. It’s weird how that happens.

  • Jeff

    In regards to the Orson Welles remark: I’ve seen Transformers multiple times and have yet to make it through Citizen Kane.

    • Jon

      Hey, not your fault you’re an idiot.

      Only kidding!

      (but not really)

    • wtf

      sorry gotta agree with jon on this one. Although I really enjoyed TF the movie (way better than Bayformers), Citizen Kane is a magnificent film.

      • johnboss

        Youre a no life movie nerd. not everyone who hasnt seen ALL good movies is an idiot, rather ignorant nerds like u are. and citizen kane is such a pretentious movie, its completely predictable and has not real highpoints. heavily overrated

  • Dr. No

    Well, alot of people loved Orson Welles as Unicron. TF the cartoon movie is a cult favorite, and honestly part of my childhood. Much better than the Michael Bay headaches.

  • Justin

    Citizen Kane is OVERRATED!

  • Kristen

    I have had a long standing theory about good actors and bad roles and death. Orson Welles, Raul Julia, Phil Hartman, etc. I truly believe that Leslie Nielsen belongs in the list.

  • Kippa

    Stop arguing guys It’s individual taste. If we all all liked the same things what would the world be like

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