Sometimes films are just so bad that they’re actually good. A lot of film-goers tend to love sitting down and watching a bad movie for fun, just for the comedy. It’s an enjoyable experience to sit down and laugh at something, knowing that every other person who has ever watched the same sequence had the same reaction.
Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 fiasco, The Room, is one of those films. A strange movie that apparently had quite an interesting development time on set. That is according to co-star Greg Sestero, who has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to pen a memoir of the interesting experience.
“I’m looking forward to sharing the journey that led to The Room. Beyond the resulting, unplanned hilarity is a tale of heart, sadness and ultimate artistic heroism. It is a story just as surreal, baffling and entertaining as the film itself,” the author explains.
Due out in 2013, the book is sure to be a good read and fans who have awarded the strange fiction a cult following will likely find it quite interesting, reading about the events behind the scenes of one of their favourite productions. Hopefully it’ll help explain all of those strange sex scenes.
Check out its press release below, and keep an eye on this one as it develops.
Locked Inside The Room will be the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Room,” the cult film sensation hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” Illustrated with never-before-seen photos, the book will describe the movie’s tumultuous production, reveal the film’s myriad of mysteries, and provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of the film’s enigmatic and egomaniacal creator, Tommy Wiseau.
The authors are Greg Sestero, Wiseau’s Roomco-star who has known him for years, and Tom Bissell, acclaimed author whose Harper’s Magazine piece on the phenomenon of The Room was published in 2010. Trish Todd and Molly Lindley bought North American, first serial, and audio rights from Jim Rutman at Sterling Lord Literistic.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of watching the strange film, check out its trailer here: