"Boondocks" Creator Is Pitching A Live-Action Uncle Ruckus Movie On Kickstarter

In 2005, Aaron McGruder’s controversial comic strip, The Boondocks, performed the impressive feat of jumping from the page to the television screen with a cartoon on Adult Swim. And now, according to Cinema Blend, he’s looking to make the leap onto the big screen with a live-action movie adaption of one of the most popular characters from the series, Uncle Ruckus.

McGruder has taken to Kickstarter to get some funds going for the project with the goal being around $200,000. The idea is to raise enough money to get the wheels turning on this project, because as of now, there are no corporate investors or studios backing him. Ruckus is notable in Boondocks lore for being an incredibly foul-mouthed and self-hating black man, who borders on psychotic at times. 

His vile nature alone would make a movie like this a tough sell, and it’s logical why McGruder resorted to Kickstarter for this. So if you want to see Uncle Ruckus on the big screen any time soon, you’re going to have to open your wallets wide. Also, be sure to check out the video above for a taste of what McGruder has in store. 

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[via Cinema Blend, Kickstarter]

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