– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Every so often, we get one of those fourth wall-breaking movies that chronicles the making of a bad film. In fact, one of my favorite movies of all time is Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, which shows the making of Plan 9 From Outer Space, one of the worst movies ever made. However, in the time since then, there’s been another king crowned in the department of bad movies.

That film is Tommy Wiseau’s iconic The Room. Renowned for its poor writing, melodrama, awkward sex scenes, and general all-around what the f**kery, The Room has since made its mark on Hollywood as one of the best worst movies ever made.

A few years back, one of the film’s producers and actors, Greg Sestero, wrote a book that told the story of the making of the film, and his relationship with the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. The book was called The Disaster Artist. Not long after, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company picked up the rights, with James Franco eyeing to write, direct, and star in the film.

A couple months back, around the time of San Diego Comic-Con, we finally got our first taste of the film, and while it was all sorts of amazing, for some reason, Franco wasn’t doing Wiseau’s famous accent. Well, thank the movie gods because in this brand new trailer for the film, we get to hear Franco’s Tommy Wiseau accent in all its culturally ambiguous glory.

What’s more, the movie looks like it’s set to be a really fun time at the theaters, and a love letter to the film The Room. If you enjoy watching that film, and are eager to hear more about the “why” behind it all, this movie looks like it will be filling that void.

The official synopsis for The Disaster Artist is below:

“With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.”

The Disaster Artist hits theaters on December 1, 2017.

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  • SeanDon

    Much better with the voice this time around!
    Worried it may be going too over the top (which is only a bad thing cause the natural/truth was already ridiculous), but if they let the natural crazy Tommy come out and just add in observation lines like “he does know where the vagina is right?” I think it will be a good time.

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      Yeah, the lack of a voice from the first one had me concerned. Glad he went with it here.

  • Victor Roa

    well, we now have a new Ed Wood, a story about a dream but still being inept in a charming way.

  • Moby85

    It did look very good in this trailer when he was doing the voice. Very excited.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.