Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
A few months ago we wrote an article on why we thought 20th Century Fox’s Epic Movie was a huge wasted opportunity. We wondered why a spoof comedy had not yet been made for all the huge action blockbusters. We asked, why Epic Movie instead decided to crack jokes at Willy Wonka and Borat. We didn’t understand the logic, and still don’t. And now, Screen Gems has given the greenlight to the movie of our dreams (okay, movie of our dreams is a bit much… movie of our brief thoughts would be more accurate).
Sony’s second tier genre studio will make Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow, the first feature film by Robert Moniot. You probably don’t know Moniot, but you may have seen his 2001 short film Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon. And if you haven’t, we have it for you below. Obviously Robert has been working on this big budget blockbuster spoof comedy idea for a while now.
Moniot also wrote The Dancing Cow, a short film which made the Hollywood rounds a few years back. You can watch that film at this link. It is highly recommended.
I’m not saying that this film will be good, but with Robert behind the project, it has a chance (at least a better chance than if it were written by the Scary Movie guys). Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow will begin shooting in August 2007, and is being primed for a 2008 release.Cool Posts From Around the Web: