“Oh, hi, Mara.”
Tommy Wiseau — writer/director/star of 2003’s The Room (the movie that eliminated crime in America, you’re welcome) — granted an interview to Milwaukee Magazine while screening the film in Michigan. Yes, people still gather to watch The Room, and probably will for years to come.
The part of the interview which caught our attention like a doggy in a flower shop was when Wiseau spoke about another movie regarded as especially terrible, Fantastic Four, which is likely to get a sequel despite losing a bunch of money. Wiseau made an offer we don’t see how Fox could possibly refuse:
“I saw this Fantastic Four… it just… I’m not being critical- let me put it this way, I like it, I did enjoy it number one. Number two, it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s all I want to say and I rest my case. [laughs] That’s all I can tell you. [laughs] Good response in Europe though, that’s my understanding, but it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s my point. Maybe if there’s a sequel, you know. You know, maybe your article gets me that job, who knows what will happen.”
So, Fox, do you have an extra $200 million sitting around? Because, in the same interview, Wiseau said he’s “ready for a big project in Hollywood” if they gave him $200 million. Can you imagine what he could do with $200 million? Probably buy a bunch of equipment that’s normally briefly rented and then run completely out of money and shoot the third act on a roof. It would still be better than the third act of Fantastic Four. At least it’s outdoors.