• ‘Bodied' Director Joseph Kahn on Why His Explosive Rap Battle Comedy Was a Tough Sell For Distributors

    18 days ago - By Slash Film

    Joseph Kahn is a prolific commercial and music video director, but he has only made three feature films. His first, Torque, was The Fast and the Furious on motorcycles, but he made it a spoof of The Fast and the Furious, and people expecting a straight Fast and the Furious weren't on board. He made Detention independently, but the teen slasher comedy with time travel was a tough sell for distributors, even as a Josh Hutcherson vehicle.
    On the surface, Bodied would be Kahn's most commercial film. It's about a college kid, Adam , who enters the world of battle rap an underdog, and becomes a...
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