With the massive success of last year’s The Force Awakens and now more recently Rogue One, it was probably only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in with a Star Wars parody film, and it turns out that someone will be Jason Friedberg along with his writing/directing partner Aaron Seltzer.
Their names may not be too familiar to most, but these are the guys behind the rash of spoof films that dominated the noughties, which began with the first Scary Movie and mercifully concluded (or so we thought) with 2013’s The Starving Games. Now, the duo are back in business, and have turned their attention to the galaxy far, far away with Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Yes, that’s actually the title. Catchy, no?
The project will be produced by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson, along with Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner, and here’s what the former had to say in an official statement:
Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.
Friedberg and Seltzer’s particular brand of “comedy” never goes down well with critics, but it obviously attracts its share of fans as their films do tend to make quite a bit of coin. Of course, Star Wars has been parodied before in the likes of Space Balls and a couple of Family Guy specials, but something tells me this one is going to take the crass, sophomoric humor to a whole new level.
The new Star Wars parody doesn’t have a release date just yet, but it’s set to commence production sometime this Fall.