Disaster artist Tommy Wiseau is ready to bring his latest vision – Big Shark – to life.
Tommy Wiseau achieved instant attention when his directorial feature debut The Room graced the landscape of cult cinema. Recently, James Franco portrayed the eccentric in his 2017 self-directed film The Disaster Artist, based on the book of the same name written by Wiseau’s co-star and friend Greg Sestero. It was a critical success and has resulted in Wiseau – along with his peculiar achievement – gaining much more exposure.
The Room is one of the most fascinating cinematic curiosities to emerge since Edward D. Wood Jr.’s Plan 9 from Outer Space. It continues to sell out screenings to this day, with Sestero and Wiseau regularly touring the film. They actually collaborated on a project more recently, starring alongside one another in Best F(r)iends volumes 1 & 2. It wasn’t exactly The Room, but the first instalment proved fascinating nonetheless. With Big Shark, however, we’re absolutely baffled.
According to HypeBeast, the teaser trailer itself was teased during a screening of The Room at its unofficial home; London’s The Prince Charles Cinema. Apparently, it will be a horror film about sharks terrorising New Orleans – bizarre to us, but in Wiseau’s mind, surely deeply profound. It is expected to arrive in September.
In other news, Tom Hanks is set to collaborate with Paul Greengrass for News of the World.