EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Christopher Mintz-Plasse Talks 'ParaNorman' and 'Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall'

Monday, 13 August 2012 10:34
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Opening in theaters on August 17th is the new 3D stop-motion animated adventure from the creators of Coraline called ParaNorman. The film is based on a script by Chris Butler, and co-directed by Butler and Sam Fell (Flushed Away). ParaNorman features an excellent cast of voice actors including Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tucker Albrizzi (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), Anna Kendrick (What to Expect When You're Expecting), Casey Affleck (Tower Heist), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night), Leslie Mann (The Change-Up), Jeff Garlin (Cars 2), Tempestt Bledsoe (TV's The Cosby Show), John Goodman (The Artist), and Broadway legend Elaine Stritch

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Christopher Mintz-Plasse to talk about his work on ParaNorman, as well as the highly anticipated sequel Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. The talented young actor discussed his new animated film, its relation to The Goonies, his confession to never seeing the Richard Donner classic, recording the film's animation with his fellow actors, creating his character's voice, playing a bully rather than someone being bullied, composer Jon Brion's music for the movie, an update on Kick-Ass 2, when he begins filming the sequel, his first impressions after reading the script, who from the original film is returning, working with the new director, and preparing to play the movie's villain: The Mother Fucker.

To watch our exclusive interview with Christopher Mintz-Plasse about ParaNorman and Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, please click on the video player above.


The small New England town of Blithe Hallow comes under siege by the undead and only a misunderstood local boy named Norman Babcock (Smit-McPhee), who has the ability to speak with the dead, is able to prevent the destruction of his town by a centuries-old witch's curse. He'll also have to take on ghosts, witches, zombies, and the moronic grown-ups. But this young ghoul-whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. 

ParaNorman begins haunting theaters on August 17th.

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is currently in production.

To watch our Comic-Con 2012 interviews with the cast and crew of ParaNorman, please click here.

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