Articles & Notes — October 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Lou Ferrigno is the new superhero in “The Liberator”!

When was it the last time you saw Lou Ferrigno in a starring role? Exactly, a long long time ago (I remember seeing him in Cage, 1990). Now, it seems like some good folks are making a “superhero movie” with Ferrigno as…well, the superhero!

Enter the “Liberator”, a 15 minute pilot about a disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero whose secret black ops past comes back to haunt him as he’s trying to put his life back together.

The pilot also stars Peta Wilson, Michael Dorn, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Jessica Jade Andres, Darwin Harris, Tara Cardinal and Edward Asner.

So far so good! Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing Ferrigno in some action, and if they got Don Wilson and Peta Wilson in there as well – hell, even better! The film had its own page on Kickstarter, and the project was successfully funded.

This is the info “Liberator” Kickstarter page had: “The truly unique thing about “Liberator” is that, unlike other superhero flicks out there, it’s based very much in the politics of now. This is a real person in the real world. He’s a superhero, yes, but he’s also a man and a father, dealing with the things that affect us all as humans. It’s this personal, emotional element that really sets this character, and this project, apart. Our goal is to use this short to launch a new franchise, in whatever form that takes — TV series, feature, web series, you name it. Since every one of our cast has starred in hit TV shows and movies, we feel pretty psyched, and we hope you are, too! As comics and sci-fi fans, we assembled the cast that WE would want to see in a movie.”

Personally, I think “Liberator” has more chances of becoming a feature movie, rather than TV series, or web series. If the creators of the movie can get the same actors for the feature film (Ferrigno, Don Wilson, Michael Dorn, Peta Wilson), then this thing could be sold. I’d see it, if it would be DTV.

Also, check out the video on Liberator Kickstarter page, which has some behind the scenes shots of “Liberator”, and also reveals that Don The Dragon Wilson playing the bad guy here! That’s something I haven’t seen for a long long time (Batman Forever, 1995). Anyway, check it out, I have some hopes for this becoming a feature film.

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