Posted on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Take a break from reality for a minute with a couple of trailers for films you’ll never see. Or, as it really goes, trailers for a couple of films you’ll never see that are quite a bit like a great many other films you have seen. The Boston-set movies of the past decade get sent up in The Oscar-Winning Boston Movie, while Riverdale offers a new, ugly perspective on Archie comics.
First up, The Oscar-Winning Boston Movie, which mashes together ideas from The Departed, The Town, The Fighter, Good Will Hunting and many more. (And that Whitey Bulger reference is one for the real hometown kids.)[via TheHighDefinite]
The film’s YouTube page says,
There’s only one city with this much Oscar-worthy drama, and it ain’t New York. From the people who brought you “The College Town” comes Boston’s ultimate story of crime, boxing, child-losing, bank robbing and equation solving.
Starring: Mat Dann, Kelly Dooley, Chet Harding, Evan Kaufman, Norm Laviolette, Richie Moriarty and Brian O’Hara
Executive Producer: Improv Asylum.
Shot & Edited By Chris Loughran.
Written and Directed by Evan Kaufman.
And then there is Riverdale, which advertises a non-existent take on Archie in which Jughead is dealing with his sexuality, sexual politics are explicit rather than implied, and drugs and steroids pervade Riverdale High. The use of Clint Mansell’s main theme for Requiem For a Dream should immediately clue you in to the fact that this is the fake David Fincher version of Archie, but the entire trailer will soon drive the point home with all the subtlety of a jackhammer. (Or with all the subtlety of Betty and Veronica making out.) And it’s still pretty funny.
From the film’s YouTube page:
Produced by Point Blank Creative, written by Cross Eyed Bear Comedy and directed by Andrew de Villiers. Riverdale is a fan-trailer responding to the common trend of ‘gritty’ remakes of popular franchises. An article about the production of Riverdale will be available on fanfilmsblog.com shortly. If there are still any doubts as to the legitimacy of this trailer, be assured that this is a not-for-profit project produced purely for fun.
Riverdale was produced with the help of almost 100 Craigslist volunteers from the Vancouver film industry. We produced this and the 10 other comedic videos on a budget of $3, 500 over a weekend. The Craigslist and random nature of this production brought the director and his girlfriend together. It also united the executive producer’s wife with her long lost friend/boyfriend when she recognized him playing the character of Moose.