Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
At first glance it appears that Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, the screenwriting/directing team credited with ruining the spoof movie genre (Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Scary Movie series, Date Movie) have run out of material in the Hollywood genre world and are now going to take aim at the Los Angeles independent scene with a new movie titled LA Art Movie. Ugh. Chris Gore already beat them to it with My Big Fat Independent Movie in 2005.
No information is known about the plot, but chances are there isn’t much of one (I’m only half-joking). I’m guessing that the film will probably take on Swingers and… ummm… Is the LA indie film really topical enough to spoof?I’ve heard that the film might actually be a cover for a spoof feature film taking on the popular teen vampire series Twilight, which would make a lot more sense.
New Regency will be producing with Peter Safran‘s Safran Company (Buried, Over Her Dead Body). Production is set to begin on March 22nd 2010 in Shreveport, LA.
I found this casting call on Craigslist, posted in January, but it doesn’t provide many clues:
- AMBER – 18-22, beautiful and sensitive, must have a flair for comedy..LEAD
- PHILIP – 18-24, darkly attractive, aristocratic adn intense, must have a flair for comedy..LEAD
- MICHAEL – 18-22, working class, sincere and appealing, must have a flair for comedy…LEAD
- FRANK – 40-50, Amber’s dad, good looking
Anyone have any more information on this project?