Big Bug Man (lost Marlon Brando animated film; 2004-2008)
Big Bug Man is an unreleased animated superhero movie that was noteworthy for being Marlon Brando's last film performance. The film starred Brendan Fraser as Howard Kind, an employee of a candy factory who is bitten by bugs, becoming the superhero "Big Bug Man". However, he soon becomes corrupted by the business world.
Marlon Brando had initially been approached to play the part of an evil businessman named Nicholas Dunderbeck, but Brando, who had always wanted to play a woman at some point, decided to play the small role of the elderly candy company founder, Mrs. Sour, instead. When the directors arrived at his home to record him, they found that Brando had even dressed up in a wig, dress, gloves, and makeup to get into character. Brando was frail and required oxygen throughout the recording, but he remarked it was the most fun he had since acting in Julius Caesar. He died the following month on July 1, 2004.
The film was scheduled to be released in 2006, but was delayed to 2007, and then to 2008. Nothing has been heard regarding the project's release since. Only storyboard sequences have been found online.
- Storyboard sequences for the film, courtesy of Raymie Muzquiz. Retrieved 01 Feb '13.
- Storyboard sequences for the film, courtesy of Howard E. Baker. Retrieved 01 Feb '13.