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Aaron McGruder Is Making A Live-Action Uncle Ruckus Movie. Launches Kickstarter Campaign...

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 31, 2013 10:56 AM
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Uncle Ruckus

So, Aaron McGruder has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $200,000 that will go towards the budget for a live action R-rated Uncle Ruckus comedy feature. Not a Boondocks movie; just an Uncle Ruckus movie. 

No studio is involved; it'll be financed entirely via crowd-funding, he says. 

He'll direct the film, from his own script, with Gary Anthony Williams, who provides the voice for Uncle Ruckus on the animated series, starring in the live action film.

The campaign was launched yesterday; and as of this post, $11,341 has been raised, with 29 days left. If the money continues to flow at this rate, he'll definitely raise the $200,000, and then some... although, you should know that the $200,000 is just a piece of the total budget, and not the entire budget for the film. So he'll likely return some time down the road to launch another campaign (or two) to raise the rest of the funds.

If you'd like to contribute, click HERE to visit the Kickstarter page, where you can read up on why he's making this particular movie, and more.

Watch the promo below:

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  • jenn | February 4, 2013 6:21 PMReply


  • Bebe | February 2, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    Oh no.

  • Micah | February 1, 2013 1:32 PMReply

    While I feel I'm owed an Boondocks movie, this could be funny. My main concern is if Aaron Mcgruder can direct live action. I'm excited about him writing it though.

  • Troy | January 31, 2013 7:48 PMReply

    Where are all the Django and Samuel's Stephen lovers? A character written for true pointed satire from a writer that definitely doesn't believe everything his hateful characters are spewing. Watch the backlash a black man gets while QT was applauded by so many and panned rightfully. Watched Django it was decent. Ruckus can be bitingly better.

  • Micah | February 1, 2013 1:36 PM

    I hope, if the movie is as good as the show or better, that people appreciate it. A little controversy could help this film though.

  • urbanauteur | February 1, 2013 1:16 PM

    Hum? this sounds like a old style testosterone romp, just like Amiri Baraka's "Dutchman" vs. Norman Mailer's "White Negro" its history , no mystery and not even an "Innocuous Forethought.."

  • Mel | January 31, 2013 7:36 PMReply

    Not here for it.

  • ALM | January 31, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    Ruckus always lives up to his name. The animated episode about his genealogy was priceless.

  • urbanauteur | January 31, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    This fits a few live action fools M.O.;-)

  • Aaron | January 31, 2013 11:35 AMReply

    A Huey, Riley, or Thugnificent but not Ruckus. No Bueno.

  • starry118 | February 14, 2013 7:13 PM


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