For quite some time, The Lonely Island’s digital shorts were the best thing that Saturday Night Live had going for it. The combination of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone made for some great scenes and some exceedingly catchy music. For a while there, you couldn’t touch any part of the internet with parodies of the still-great “I’m On a Boat” and the unforgettable “Dick in a Box” won an Emmy for its brilliance.
Other classics(?) include “I Just Had Sex,” “The Creep,” and “3-Way (The Golden Rule),” each enjoyable in their own right. But after leaving SNL, they’ve set their sights bigger. Akiva Schaffer directed the Andy Samberg vehicle Hot Rod as well as the mediocre comedy The Watch. Jorma Taccone directed MacGruber.
But now they’re finally getting the band back together. Both Schaffer and Taccone will be co-directing the newest project, an untitled music-themed comedy produced by Judd Apatow. With Andy Samberg involved and its musical theme, we can only hope that it will be a return to form. There are no plot details yet, but that’s likely to change sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, you should check out The Lonely Island’s YouTube page, because there’s some really great stuff on there. Hopefully this new film can match up.[Via /Film]