Date Movie Directors Are Making A Star Wars Spoof
The creative minds behind Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, Epic Movie, Vampire's Suck and The Starving Games are turning their 'talents' to a galaxy far far away. That's right, writing/directing duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are planning a Star Wars spoof, and the world just became a little bit sadder.
Imaginatively titled Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, the parody is aiming to start production later this year for a release sometime in 2018. The film will be funded by the newly formed Covert Media, and its CEO (Paul Hanson) has spoken enthusiastically about the project.
“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
I won't beat around the bush, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are responsible for some of the worst movie spoofs of all time, and I use the term spoof very loosely. Despite receiving damming reviews for their brand of comedy, most of Friedberg and Seltzer's movies have managed to make a modest profit. The duo start work on Star Worlds once they've completed production on their (timely) Taken parody titled Who The F#@k Took My Daughter?
To most Star Wars fans, the only feature-length spoof/parody worth watching is Mel Brooks' classic Spaceballs which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. That said, the deeply misguided (and 100% official) Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978 comes in a very close second. While it wasn't devised as a parody, the end results are so laughably awful with its low-rent variety show antics that it becomes unintentionally hilarious.