The story of Tommy Wisseau is absolutely crazy – as anyone who has seen The Disaster Artist will testify to – so it was inevitable that he was going to turn his hand back to filmmaking at some point in his ‘career.
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Given that The Room is lauded by many as one of the worst movies ever, it makes sense that Wisseau would look to a movie that was deliberately designed to be absolutely terrible for his next project. Drawing inspiration from Sharknado, Wisseau has decided to entitle his next movie Big Shark and has teamed up with Room alumni Greg Sesteros to tell the story about three fireman who have to team up and save the world from giant sharks.
Wisseau announced the film with a short teaser at a Q and A in Germany. The official footage isn’t available but a shaky camera phone version has hit the internet and we’ve got a synopsis of what happened below as well:
The teaser starts off with Patrick, played by Tommy Wiseau, who introduces his friends Tim (Isaiah LaBorde) and Georgie (Greg Sestero) to two women at a restaurant. In the next scene one of the women calls Sestero’s character a jerk and both slap him. His buddies laugh at him and he laughs it off.
In the following scene they are walking back to their car when they see water at their feet running through the streets. After a cut they are already up to their hips in the water and in the background a large badly animated shark consumes its victim. After that the shark goes for the trio and they try to run away.
The title card comes on, after which the shot of the CG shark swimming towards the camera and snapping is repeated multiple times.
I mean yeah that sounds predictably ridiculous and Wisseau-esque doesn’t it? Love how the scene of some woman calling Sestero a jerk and slapping him was added in even though it literally adds nothing to the teaser, but I guess that’s Tommy Wisseau.
Apparently the movie hasn’t been shot yet but they’re hoping to release in September so they had better get a move on. That’s an ambitious timeframe considering everyone knows how long it takes for Wisseau to get his lines right after The Room.
For more of the same, check him out playing The Joker. Born to do it.