Hollywood Goes Ga-Ga Over Iron Baby Spoof

YouTube hit snags Tinseltown offers
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 4:45 AM CDT

A slick YouTube spoof of Iron Man featuring a metal-clad, space-soaring, bunny-busting baby is attracting the attention of Hollywood money men. The special effects tour de force Iron Baby grabbed 3.5 million views in a mere week and two offers from Tinseltown. The star of the 70-second video is Margaret, the baby daughter of Montreal filmmaker Patrick Boivin, a former comic book creator who made the spoof with pal Jocelyn Simard.

"It's been a success for me," gushed Boivin, who's looking forward to making more flicks starring his wee one. "I have a public now and people will follow my work and it gives me the willingness to do more," he told the Sun. Margaret seemed to be delighted to do her part to become a super heroine. "I wanted her to have fun doing it," said her pop.
(More Margaret Boivin stories.)

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