As we reported before, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are gearing up for their Hunger Games “spoof”, The Starving Games. Casting has been announced and the film begins shooting next week. Hey, isn’t the end of the world supposed to happen soon? Naw, couldn’t be related.
Cast as Kantmiss Evershot is Maiara Walsh, who grew up too poor to afford the surgery require to remove the extra vowels from her name. Brant Daugherty will play the fake Gale. No words on the other cast members at this time. I do applaud Seltzerberg for not going with the easy “Katpiss” joke name, but fully expect an even worse parody film to use that one in the near future.
I’m sure this Seltzerberg joint will live up to the high marks of quality set by the predecessors Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie.
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have announced their next film will be…The Starving Games! Yes, they’re parodying The Hunger Games. And also Avengers, Harry Potter, and Sherlock Holmes. Because they hate us. Seltzberg will kill us all…
No word on if this is the continuation of their 3D flick, or if that one is still on the backburner…
That’s it, I’m sorry the rapture didn’t happen, because now we’re getting another Seltzberg movie!
In Scary Movie we spoofed the creepy teen horror genre, in Date Movie we took on cliché romantic comedies, Epic Movie we parodied bloated blockbusters, Meet the Spartans we lampooned the ultra macho 300 and in Vampires Suck we skewered the cultural phenomenon Twilight. But our new movie will dare spoof the biggest, boldest and most successful movie ever made – James Camerons Avatar.
With a domestic box office of nearly 700 million dollars and an overseas haul of over 2 billion, it was only a matter time before this behemoth got a good ribbing. And what could possibly be riper for satire? You got half naked blue people plugging their hair into strange flying horses so they can read their thoughts! And nothing in this mega blockbuster is off limits, from its overly simplified message of “big corporations = bad; tree hugging environmentalist = good,” to the broadly drawn characters like the buffed out Colonel who’s in a perpetual ‘roid rage to the very colorful, glowing and… come on, totally stony world of Pandora. And just like Avatar our movie will be in eye popping 3-D – making it the very first spoof movie ever in this format. It’s a perfect showcase for our outrageous sight gags, physical comedy and audacious stunts that will make for a hilarious film and uproarious audience experience.
How many cows will be dropped in 3D? Find out…at your peril!
Give a child a camera and ten minutes and they’ll come up with a critique of Avatar better than these two bozos will crap out. Heck, that cat who takes photographs would make better films if he had a webcam on him. There is room out there for a good Avatar parody. But this isn’t it.