Paul Giamatti on Amazing Screw-On Head

Paul Giamatti spoke exclusively to about providing the voice for the title character in the SCI FI Channel’s upcoming internet cartoon “Amazing Screw-On Head,” based on the one-shot comic by Mike Mignola (“Hellboy”):

“It’s a beautiful looking comic book,” he told them. “It was so strange to me, because I’m not a comic book guy, but I was aware of its existence, I’d read it and really loved it. They came to me with it, expecting that I’d have no idea what it was, and I actually know what this thing is. It’s kind of obscure, I know, but the animation is really beautiful, and it’s very much the animation that it is in the comic book. David Hyde Pierce did Emperor Zombie, the villain in it. It’s obviously fleshed out a lot and given a lot more humor. Now they’re going to come up with original stories, and I don’t know who does that.”

So the plan is for this to eventually be a regular series? “That’s the idea. It would be really great if it was. The guy who is the head of the SCI FI Channel, a very wonderful interesting guy, it’s very much a pet project of his because he loved that comic book. They’re very interested and they’re going to sort of put it on the internet to create some culty interest in it, and hopefully, people will be interested in it. It’s an interesting idea, and if they pull it off, it would be really fun to do.”

It’s scheduled to go up on the SCI FI Channel’s broadband station Pulse on July 13.