Despite the horrible time he had making Idiocracy at Fox (which resulted in them essentially releasing it direct-to-DVD), Mike Judge has returned to the director’s chair for a new comedy called Extract. It is being billed as a return to the workplace comedy for Judge, and stars Jason Bateman as the owner of a flower-extract plant who has injured and unhappy employees to deal with from 9 to 5, but he also has his share of marital problems at home. The movie co-stars Ben Affleck as his lawyer.
The first teaser trailer for Extract has just gone online courtesy of Cinematical, and it certainly looks promising. I won’t say it looks absolutely hysterical (because it doesn’t), but Judge has a way of getting at the truth that few comedic writers can match. The supporting cast includes J.K. Simmons, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig and Mila Kunis, and the movie hits theatres on September 4th. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.