By Hannah Soo Park
Don't let the name fool you, because meatballs are no longer in the forecast. In fact, the latest FLDSMDFR creation could actually be the stuff food nightmares are made of.
USA Today revealed an exclusive image from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," giving us a first look at the possibly edible critters that have taken over Swallow Falls. Think: tacodiles, fruit cockatiels, cucumbirds, bananaostriches and yes, even double bacon cheespiders. Yum?
The sequel picks up where "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" left off, with inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) learning that his infamous machine (the one that once turned water into threatening amounts of food) is still functioning—but is now churning out bizarre "food-animal hybrids."
"It's created these living food creatures that have basically taken over Flint's home, the island where he lives," Hader told USA Today. "That island is kind of like Jurassic Park."
Anna Faris will be reprising her role as Sam Sparks, Lockwood's now official girlfriend who will reportedly butt heads with a "lipstick-wearing, highly evolved" chimp character voiced by Kristen Schaal ("The Daily Show"). "She's kind of a snarky, know-it-all chimpanzee, and aggressive. Sam and Barb sort of go at it a little bit," Schall said of her character.
Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Samberg, James Caan and Will Forte also lend their voices to the film, which will open in 3D and 2D theaters on September 27.