IGN: Interview: Mike Judge Reaches the Top of the Hill

Link: Interview: Mike Judge on his new movie, "Idiocracy".

That started with an idea I had when I was working on the Beavis and Butthead movie and I was thinking about evolution and how since now there’s no natural predators and pretty much everybody survives, evolution kind of favors people who don’t wear a condom and people who knock up a bunch of baby’s mamas and all that kind of stuff. So this is basically kind of one of those movies where a guy’s frozen and thawed out in the future, which there have been many. But basically it’s 500 years in the future and everybody’s gotten a lot dumber. So Luke Wilson plays a guy who’s just kind of a dumb-ass average Joe in the army today and in the future he’s the smartest guy in the world, because everyone’s gotten so dumb. And he ends up having to save the world, is pretty much the plot.

It sounds exactly like the philosophy of devolution! It will be interesting to see what Mike Judge does with a big budget and special effects, etc., although I continue to hold my breath for an Office Space sequel (which he hinted might happen someday).