This recently showed up on Craigslist in New York. Behold, the best casting call ever.
Megamonolith Pictures is holding an open casting call for TITANIC 2: MERMAID SAVIORS, a sequel to the Academy Award-winning 1997 blockbuster TITANIC, on July 1st and 2nd. The film begins moments after the sinking of the Titanic. All who have drowned are brought back to life by a futuristic race of mermaids, called the Mantocks, who welcome the humans to their underwater paradise. Soon after, JACK DAWSON is elected king of the underwater humans. DAWSON requests that all humans be returned above water, a request that is denied by KING MANTROCK. The humans are slowly brainwashed into worshiping their mermaid saviors. Meanwhile, the sunken TITANIC has become a haunted underwater wasteland inhabited by RAGGARO and his band of mermaid pirates. Will the humans ever free themselves from their mermaid slavery? Will the mermaid pirates wage war on Mantock?
All actors seeking consideration must reply to this post with:
1.) A headshot
2.) A few short paragraphs on why they’re qualified for MERMAID SAVIORS.
Actors with mermaid and under water acting experience are highly desirable.
Given that most casting calls don’t include such a detailed synopsis, I’m going to guess this was a joke. If so, it was a good one. If not… I hope this comes out soon, because my desire to see a movie about mermaid pirates is at least 10 times greater than my desire to see Jake Gyllenaal play parkour in a two-hour Pantene commercial. Upon reading this announcement, Elizabeth Berkley reportedly looked up from her desk at the call center and shouted, “DID SOMEBODY SAY UNDER WATER ACTING EXPERIENCE?”
-Thanks for the tip, Robopanda