Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Overture Films and Paramount Vantage will release Michael Moore‘s next documentary, which is yet-to-be-titled, on October 2nd 2009 — the same week that Moore’s feature debut Roger & Me made its U.S. Premiere 20 years ago.
And this new film comes full circle, with Moore returning to the issue that began his career: “the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan.”
An official press release today finally gives us some concrete information about what the film will be about. According to the release, the film will “explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.”
Says Moore: “The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth. They wanted more — a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”
Moore has made three of the top six highest-grossing documentaries of all time. But the real question is, will people come out and buy a ticket to a movie about the global economic meltdown in these bad economic times?Cool Posts From Around the Web: