Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creative minds behind South Park, recently had their hit show renewed by Comedy Central, giving South Park a home up until 2022. Despite this long-term commitment, the pair still have a keen interest in developing more projects for the big screen.
"We think of ourselves as filmmakers and it's like, everyone is doing TV now," Stone explained to The Hollywood Reporter. "It's like, movies, even though the movie business is all fucked up. And everyone will tell you don't go into movies. We just want to do a movie." Stone described their movie concepts, which have nothing to do with South Park, as "really fucking killer ideas."
With streaming platforms now so prevalent and exclusive content in such high demand, Stone added that the pair have no interest in developing a project for a streaming service. "Theoretically, I would like it to be in theaters so people have to watch it together," Stone said, before Trey Parker joked, "And we really like premiere parties."
The last time the duo released a film was 2004's marionette-starring Team America: World Police, though they did capture the imagination of the theater crowd with the release of their hit musical The Book of Mormon in 2011.
Starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park Season 23 premieres Sept. 25 at 10 pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.