Deadline has reported that The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson is going from bread puns to alien invasions courtesy of Hulu’s newest comedy pilot.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s half-hour comedy Future Man follows janitor by day and world-ranked gamer by night Josh Futterman (Hutcherson). After mysterious future visitors claim he is the one to save the world from an imminent super-race invasion, Futterman must suit up to prevent human extinction. We’re curious to know if Hutcherson’s character will end up in another gut-wrenching love triangle, or if fighting off alien invaders doesn’t leave much romance time for the male hero. Also: Isn’t this essentially a remake of The Last Starfighter? Someone tell Max Landis; he’s going to be excited.
The pilot is written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, while Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce and direct the Sony Studios TV backed project. Hutcherson will also serve as a producer via his production company Turkeyfoot.