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Dark Superhero-Wannabe Comedy 'Super' Gets Release Date

November 26, 2010 (2:31 am) GMT
The action comedy that stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler among others is set for April Fool's Day release.

The 2010 Holiday season has just started but IFC Films has set their agenda for 2011. The studio announces on November 25 that they will release "" in limited theaters in the U.S. on April 1 next year, or what people know as April Fool's Day.

Also occupying the same slot is Universal Pictures' comedy "". Despite the same release date, the -starring movie and "Super" likely won't create a strong competition since they have different targeted audience. The former is more children friendly while the latter is aimed to attract older moviegoers.

The film that picks up a theme of superhero wannabe follows 's Frank Darbo who, after left by his wife for a smooth-talking drug dealer, decides to become a superhero with the name of The Crimson Bolt. Sociopathic Libby, portrayed by , joins him as his sidekick, choosing the name of Boltie.

portrays Frank's wife while lands a role of the drug dealer, Jacques. "Scooby-Doo" and "" writer James Gunn directs "Super" in addition to writing the script. The low-budget film was picked up by IFC Films at the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie was premiered and received glowing reviews from critics.

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