Have you been wondering what happened to Adam Rifkin's caveman comedy Homo Erectus? I've been curious about the fate of the film since it was shot here in Austin back in 2005. Rifkin not only wrote and directed Homo Erectus, but also stars as a "philosophical caveman" yearning for a better life. Other well-known actors appearing in the credits include David Carradine and Talia Shire. (Oh, yeah, and Ron Jeremy.) The film premiered at Slamdance in early 2007, then vanished until last June, when National Lampoon picked up the distribution rights. Now, according to Austin Movie Blog (part of the Austin American-Statesman site), National Lampoon has finally decided to let the rest of us see this movie.

National Lampoon's Homo Erectus, as it seems to now be called, will be released in U.S. theaters in stages starting next month, with a DVD release slated for September. The long wait is definitely ominous ... and the comedies National Lampoon releases these days are generally not known for their subtle innuendos and rapier wit. I can't find a review for this movie online, so if any of you caught the film at Slamdance or elsewhere, what did you think?