Fromthe director of Spy Kids comes the comedy adventure Shorts, anot-so-tall tale about a rock that falls from the sky that gets pickedup by the boy who made a wish that changed a town forever.
Writtenand directed by Robert Rodriguez, Shorts stars Jon Cryer, William H.Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, TrevorGagnon, Devon Gearhart, Leo Howard, Rebel Rodriguez, Jake Short andJolie Vanier.
In Black Falls, all the houses look the same and everyone worksfor Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated. In this spleepy town, Mr.Black's Black Box is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadgetthat's sweeping America.
Otherthan keeping his parents employed (Cryer, Mann), however, Mr. Black'sBlack Box has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson (Bennett), whojust wants to make a few friends...until a mysterious rainbow-coloredrock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black's Black Box one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it.
TheRainbow Rock ricochets through the neighborhood, wreaking havoc in thelives of the other underage misfits in the town—including mischievousbrothers Loogie (Gagnon), Lug (Rodriguez) and Laser (Howard);germophobic genius Nose Noseworthy (Short); and bullying siblingsHelvetica (Vanier) and Cole (Gearhart) Black, who rule their school theway their father, Mr. Black (Spader), rules the town.
Beforelong, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tinyspaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers...and outrageous magicalmayhem around every corner.
But it's not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. NowToe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town fromitself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not alwayswhat you want.
Thefilm is produced by Elizabeth Avellán and Rodriguez, with Dan Lin, HuntLowry and Stacy Cohen serving as executive producers. Ashe often does, Rodriguez serves as his own director of photography,editor, visual effects supervisor and composer on the film.
Opening soon across the Philippines, Shorts is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.