The project is the first feature film to be directed by Wiseau since The Room, which is famously regarded as being one of the worst movies of all time.
A new trailer has hit the web for Big Shark, Tommy Wiseau’s first feature film directorial effort since making what is commonly regarded as one of the worst movies of all time – The Room.
Released in 2003, The Room’s bizarre storytelling choices, its technical flaws and its eccentric lead turn from Wiseau have led to it becoming an object of fascination for cinephiles. The stories of how the film was made are also legendary and were captured in the book The Disaster Artist, which was written by one of Wiseau’s co-stars in the cult movie, Greg Sestero, and later adapted into the acclaimed 2017 comedy of the same name.
Billed as being from “the creative genius behind The Room”, Big Shark’s trailer should appeal to those who adore The Room’s strange filmmaking choices.
After all, for a movie titled ‘Big Shark’, most of the trailer is devoted to a pretty lusterlessly shot boxing match. This is before we get a quick glimpse of a poorly rendered CGI shark chasing two men down a street.
On top of this, after the teaser ends, viewers are treated to an ad for Wiseau’s underwear line TW Underwear.
All in all, it’s pretty much everything Wiseau fans could want.
Big Shark’s plot synopsis says it centres around three firefighters who must save New Orleans from a shark attack. Like The Room, it is set to star Sestero and Wiseau.
A release date for Big Shark has not been revealed yet, with its trailer saying it will arrive “soon”. You can check out the teaser below.
Meanwhile, here are some of the other big trailers released in the world of movies and TV this week.
Starting with movies, Nicolas Cage is Dracula and Nicholas Hoult is his servant Renfield in this current-day set horror comedy out in Irish cinemas on 14 April.
You Hurt My Feelings
In this acclaimed comedy-drama, the life of a novelist (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is upended when she overhears her husband (Tobias Menzies) giving his honest opinion about her latest book.
You Hurt My Feelings does not have an Irish release date yet but will be out in the States on 26 May.
Love & Death
Moving onto TV, this new true crime drama written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) stars Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision).
It will be released in Ireland sometime after its US premiere on 27 April.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always
This “scripted, stand-alone” event marking 30 years of Power Rangers will be released on Netflix on 19 April.
Sweet Tooth Season 2
Sticking with Netflix, its acclaimed post-apocalyptic fantasy drama Sweet Tooth returns for a second season on 27 April.
From the creator of Netflix’s Unorthodox comes this seven-part limited series following two Americans and their allies who form a scrappy rescue operation in 1940 Marseilles to help artists, writers and other refugees fleeing Europe during World War II.
Based on true events, the show stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) and will be released on 7 April.
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