Broken Lizard has been following a similar path to M. Night Shyamalan. Both opened strong in terms of films -- think Sixth Sense and Super Troopers -- but both have been on a slippery slope of films that can't make a mark. In their latest attempt, Broken Lizard gives us The Slammin' Salmon and I do have to say that it looks pretty good... So far.
The Slammin' Salmon Poster + Trailer
In the latest comedy from Broken Lizard, "Slammin" Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan) is a former Heavyweight Champion of the World turned celebrity owner of a high end Miami seafood restaurant, The Slammin' Salmon.
A terrifying bull of a man, Salmon uses fear to rule over his misfit waitstaff (Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, as well as Cobie Smulders and April Bowlby) and on this particular night, he takes his bullying skills to a new level. In an effort to pay off a gambling debt to the Japanese Yakuza, Salmon sets up a contest to 'inspire' his waitstaff to sell more food than they ever have before: the top selling server wins $10,000 while the waiter in last place gets served with a broken rib sandwich—courtesy of the Champ himself.
Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resort to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to upsell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.
Check out the trailer for The Slammin' Salmon below (via TrailerAddict):
The Slammin' Salmon
The Slammin Salmon opens to theaters on December 11th.