A while back I brought you the trailer for Rubber, which is actually about a psychic tire that explodes peoples’ heads. THANK GOD. And if that weren’t awesome enough, the tire is named “Robert.” It goes without saying that I must see this film. Now, thanks to Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures, I may get that chance.
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired US rights to “Rubber”, which is currently screening as part of Cannes Critic’s Week. Directed by Quentin Dupieux [Pieux! Pieux!] (“Steak,” “Nonfilm”) [aka Mr. Oizo], the film tells the story of Robert, an inanimate tire (yes, a tire) that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the landscape, he discovers that he possesses “telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move.” [IndieWire]
This sounds amazing. It reminds me a lot of my script for Dry Hump Sandwich, the Sandwich that Dry Humps. (FYI, the sandwich is named Charles. He’s horny from being trapped inside a fridge.).