Can you even imagine how the pitch for "Comrade Detective" went at Amazon? Let's make an '80s Cold War Romanian buddy cop comedy spoof and dub it in English with a voice cast led by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Brilliant!
The trailer takes it to a meta level, starting with Channing Tatum as Channing Tatum, receiving a VHS tape of "our favorite forgotten Romanian television show," which stars Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici with their lines dubbed by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. The rest of the Romanian cast will be dubbed by stars including Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, and Jerrod Carmichael.
Watch the spoof trailer now:This has cult classic written all over it, but seeing will be believing. Because this looks and sound insane.
Here's the full synopsis from Amazon:
"In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (played by Florin Piersic, Jr and voiced by Channing Tatum) and Joseph Baciu (played by Corneliu Ulici and voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by—what else—but the greatest enemy: Capitalism. Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. Comrade Detective is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be—and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before."
"Comrade Detective premieres Friday, August 4 on Amazon Prime Video.
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