Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Prepare Epic Spoof Film ‘Movie Movie’ In 3-D
Upcoming spoof film set to spoof every film in history in glorious 3-D.
Editor’s Note – This was a part of our April Fool’s Day headlines. If you were fooled, don’t be sorry. These are more plausible in the near future than you think.
What was revived with the ‘Scary Movie’ series was dug back to the ground with god-awful spoof films like ‘Date Movie, ‘Epic Movie’, ‘Meet the Spartans’ and ‘Disaster Movie’. The culprits in question were Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer who were adamant on ruining the genre. Now, they’re returning with the biggest spoof movie undertaking that no other director would dare undertake.
20th Century Fox just announced ‘Movie Movie’, a new project by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. And before you think that the title sounds way too broad, that’s because it is. While movies like ‘Scary Movie’ focused on spoofing a couple of movies at the most, the duo’s last few films have been as broad as ever but nothing compared to this. This is what Jason Friedberg has to say about his plan:
“This is going to sound crazy, but we’re planning to spoof every single movie ever made for cinemas. The theatrical cut of our movie ‘Movie Movie’ is going to be 3 hours long and will spoof around half of all movies ever made. The plan is to spoof a film roughly every second and sometimes more than one spliced into a single frame in order to make it. But that’s not the end there, because the DVD director’s cut will be a seven hour long cut which won’t leave a single film unspoofed.”
This might sound crazy, but it really enters meta-territory here:
“Of course, every movie would include our past spoof movies as well which we are also planning to spoof. So expect a spoof where we spoof other spoofs and the films that they ended up spoofing. And yeah, all of that in IMAX 3-D.”
The film is set to have a year-long shooting schedule in Mexico where filming will continue in one long stretch. Fox is open to the idea of splitting the epic into two parts if time constraint is an issue and releasing both the parts in summer 2012 and 2013.
Let’s hope that this production doesn’t face as many grueling problems as ‘The Hobbit’ did.