Sunday, March 11, 2018

Scary

According to this piece in the Hollywood Reporter, Tommy Wiseau, creator and star of the classic bad movie The Room, will be the leading man in new film.

It's called Scary Love.  Wiseau will play a bounty hunter searching for a lost love in a dystopian Los Angeles.  He won't direct this time.  The director, Jennifer Jones Stratford of Telefantasy Studios, describes the project as "a science fiction tale told in the style of classic B-movies and outfitted with practical special effects, laser beams, and lunatic ideas which are guaranteed to make it the next big midnight movie hit."

This doesn't sound good. It sounds like they're trying to make a bad movie, or at least a hokey one.  Midnight movies shouldn't be planned as such, they should arise naturally.

The Room (which, I admit, I haven't seen, though I've seen bits of it, as well as The Disaster Artist) was created by a man trying to express himself, and tell a deeply felt story.  That it failed laughably in that goal is what makes it fascinating to millions who have seen it.  Cutting out the middle man, and making a film bad intentionally, is cheating, and I think an audience can sense it.

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