From the producer of The King of Queens comes a new live-action short The Sidekick. Making its world premiere at Comic-Con 2013, director Michael J. Weithorn and writer Rob Benedict will be at the forefront of this big debut along with the cast, featuring Ron Livingston, Jordan Peele, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr and more. Check out the full trailer after the jump, including details on the panel.
Taking a comedic approach to the superhero genre comes The Sidekick, a grounded take on the life and times of a superhero’s most trusted ally. The cast includes Ron Livingston as Captain Wonder (the hero), Rob Benedict as Max McCabe (our sidekick), Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Jason Ritter, Sam McMurray, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Meyers, Laura Silverman and Fred Stoller. Check out the trailer below:
With such a cast, I don’t doubt that this short will be highly entertaining. Let’s hope that the story is just as well put together as the cast. It was written by our sidekick, Rob Benedict, who starred in the movie Waiting…, but has never had a moment in the screenwriting spotlight. Perhaps this will escalate his career if all goes well at Comic-Con.
The world premiere of the short will be followed by a panel, including cast members: Josh Meyers, Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, and Richard Speight Jr. along with cinematographer Steve Lubensky. There will also be a few special guests who will be announced soon.
Here is the official plot synopsis of The Sidekick:
In a world populated by fairly unremarkable superheroes and supervillains, Max McCabe (Benedict) has thrived for years as right hand man to legendary superhero Captain Wonder (Livingston) – carrying his boss’ golden lasso. Now past his prime, and 40-years old, when he is unceremoniously fired by Captain Wonder, Max has no choice but to somehow find a place for himself in the regular world.
If you’d like to see the world premiere of The Sidekick you may check it out at Thursday, July 18th from 3:00PM – 4:00PM in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
For more information, visit TheSideKickProject.com.