EXCLUSIVE: Game Over, Man! Director Kyle Newacheck Talks The Inspiration For The Netflix Film

EXCLUSIVE: While some fans of Workaholics know Kyle Newacheck only as an actor who played the guys’ drug dealer Karl, he is also credited as being one of the shows creator, and has many writing credits on the show. He is also an accomplished director, and that’s the hat Newacheck chose to wear for the new film Game Over, Man!, which stars Adam Devin, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson from Workaholics.

In an interview with LRM, Newacheck talked about the inspiration for the film:

“It all goes back to the movie Die Hard. ‘Cause that is a movie that we all, the four of us collectively enjoyed together and was one of those little boy shaping movies that we watched with our dads. A movie that we all love. We could decide on that and we just wanted to make. We thought it would be really funny. We knew it would be really funny to throw the three guys in. The three stooges into John McClane’s part. It starts with that movie, and then season one we did an episode called, “Office Camp-Out” that was the guys trapped in their office trying to save the day. And then I remembered season five, we did this trailer thing, where I took everybody out to the desert and we made this action movie trailer for Workaholics, and the whole joke was that none of it will ever be seen. And when I did that I was like, ‘Okay, we can do an action movie. We can really do it if we want to.’ And then we acquired Seth Rogen and his company, and we acquired Scott Rudin and his company, and Netflix and then it was off to the races.”

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To let you know that Newacheck and the gang are more than capable of pulling off an action flick, below is the trailer that he mentioned above.

The movie looks like a lot of fun, and as Newacheck mentioned it is obviously a comedic and action filled homage to Die Hard. The Workaholics crew will bring their own unique brand of comedy to the action genre. I loved Workaholics and I don’t think there was a more perfect project for these guys to take on.

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