— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 6, 2018
Cult favorite Tommy Wiseau has released an upcoming trailer for his next movie - Scary Love - and this time, he's playing a bounty hunter.
Known as the madcap man behind 2003 midnight movie sensation The Room, Wiseau is hoping to cash in on his new-found fame with Scary Love. The 62-year-old is everywhere at the moment, but instead of just announcing his next project, someone's already gone and filmed it.
While the plot of Scary Love is decidedly different to Wiseau playing a successful banker trapped in a love triangle, it has all the melodramatic flair of his previous performances. THR has exclusively revealed the trailer for the movie, which looks like some sort of Blade Runner-inspired neon number. You can check it out above.
With his trademark caterwauling, Wiseau can be head yelling “I used to love you!” at a mysterious woman working in a diner. The trailer doesn't exactly give much away about the plot of the movie, but it does have the neat addition of the Honest Trailers guy doing the narration.Wiseau's mystery man will apparently rise from the rubble of a failed industrial world to battle freaks and cannibals. Thankfully, the synopsis gives us a little more, describing Scary Love as "a science fiction tale told in the style of classic B-movies and outfitted with practical special effects, laser beams and lunatic ideas which are guaranteed to make it the next big midnight movie hit." Is anyone getting a Barb Wire vibe here?
Sadly, Wiseau is limited to a role in front of the camera this time, while Telefantasy Studios' Jennifer Juniper Stratford is taking the role of director. Wiseau's fame has come largely from James and Dave Franco recreating The Room in 2017's biopic The Disaster Artist, which not only won James a Golden Globe for his turn playing Wiseau, but also catapulted the man himself back into the limelight. Since then, it has been a bit of a roller coaster, with Wiseau himself trying to prove he is a serious actor and even campaigning to play the Joker in Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker origin movie.
Scary Love is sure to be another rung on the ladder for Wiseau fever, but with another zany movie on the way, does this mean the Franco boys should start working on a sequel? Unforuntately, there is no release date for Scary Love, but you can catch Wiseau teamping up with long-term friend/collaborator Greg Sestero in Best F(r)iends Volume 1 on March 30, with Vol 2 scheduled for June 1.