While there have been many movies in the last century that have been held up as the world film ever made. However, the one that’s made the strongest run for that title in the last 20 years is probably Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 movie The Room. Met with bemused derision and anger on its initial release, it fast became a cult sensation with audiences invited to marvel at just how dreadful it was.
It’s a film that’s long fascinated James Franco, who’s now made a movie about The Room’s unique creation, The Disaster Artist. It tells the tale of Wiseau who was more a profound artist in his own mind than reality, who decided to write, direct and star in a semi-autobiographical film. However, what started as a difficult production got progressively worse, as Wiseau’s strange filming methods got increasingly extreme, his money ran out, and not least that Tommy’s acting style was unique to say the least.
The film is out in the US and UK in December. Take a look at the new trailer below. [Read more…]