Ready to feel nauseous? Because you’re about to feel nauseous. It’s being reported that a Star Wars spoof is on the way from the infamous duo of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who have played a major role in the slow and agonizing death of the parody genre. You might have thought that the pair responsible for such atrocities as Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, Vampires Suck, The Starving Games, and more were locked away in that Indiana Jones warehouse long ago, but it appears not. Or they escaped.
The movie will be called exactly what you’d expect a movie like this to be titled, Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. Yes, seriously. I read it 12 times to make sure. On the happy side of things, we don’t know the official titles of the Han Solo spinoff or Episode IX yet, so a couple of good seconds were just added to your life. Use them well.
Friedberg and Seltzer are set to both write and direct the parody flick, which is through Covert Media. Covert CEO Paul Hanson even released a statement, which is, quite frankly, surreal to read:
“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
Reading such a quote after visiting the IMDb pages of the various movies the pair have directed over the years, and seeing that they’re all rated between 1.9 and 4.1 out of 10, instantly twists the face into a look of pain and confusion. This cannot be avoided. One can only wait for it to pass.
The highest rated titles are their most recently released titles, Best Night Ever and the Fast and Furious spoof Superfast! in 2013, which sit at 4.0 and 4.1, and were only rated by 2,100 and 6,697 people, compared to the 91,396 who have their most rated title, Epic Movie, sitting at a 2.3 currently.
Though to be fair Friedberg and Seltzer did work on the screenplays for Spy Hard, starring spoof legend Leslie Nielsen and directed by Jason’s father Rick Friedberg, and the first Scary Movie. Neither is considered a “good” movie, but both are far superior and far more entertaining than the others mentioned above.
Their next release is a spoof of the Taken movies titled Who the F#@K Took My Daughter? which, to be perfectly honest, makes me wish Taken would have went with that title instead. Liam Neeson running around punching people as he shouts the title over and over like Hodor after sniffing up a pound of coke would have been much more entertaining than what we got. Box office records would have been shattered.
To sum up my feelings on this news: Mel Brooks has already made a Star Wars spoof. It’s called Spaceballs, and it is perfect.
Kylo Ren is gonna be pissed.
[Source: Heat Vision]
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