The ShoWest comedy star of the year, Zach Galifianakis, has a new movie that has its world premiere tonight, in North Carolina, and you've likely heard very little to nothing about it. What gives? ActionFest, that's what. The weekend tribute to action movies kicked off last night in Asheville, N.C., and boasts an appearance by Chuck Norris to complement screenings of his classic movies and a panel discussion on his stunts.
Action movies certainly include a certain amount of intentional and unintentional comedy.
But tonight's world premiere of Operation: Endgame jumps out as a comedy-driven action flick. Formerly called Rogue's Gallery, the film was picked up a couple of months ago for distribution by Anchor Bay and renamed Operation: Endgame. Along with Galifianakis, the movie also co-stars Rob Corrdry, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, Ellen Barkin, Ving Rhames, Emilie de Ravin, Jeffrey Tambor and Brandon T. Jackson. It's set to be released wider this fall. As the ActionFest people note in their description: It's "just a giant ball of fun on the big screen, and we're hoping the word of mouth catches on about it so we can say we helped put it on the map."
You could argue that since Galifianakis maintains a farm in North Carolina, it makes perfect sense for the state to host the premiere.
But why haven't we seen anything about it yet? What's wrong with you, Internet? You can find the other ActionFest films and schedule here. There's not even any footage from Operation: Endgame in the ActionFest trailer. Argh. But if you want to see some action clips mashed up, here you go: