‘Scary Movie’ Team Planning Star Wars Spoof

By February 11, 2017
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There have been spoofs of Star Wars and space operas in general before (think Spaceballs), but none like the kind Scary Movie comedy writing duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer can put together.

So as Star Wars starts to dominate the box office year after year after year, Friedberg and Seltzer will add their own project to the mix: Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

The movie could shoot as early as this call, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and continue a streak of modestly successful spoofs that include Epic Movie and Vampires Suck.

Epic Movie in 2007 was a surprise success, earning $86.9 million against a $20 million budget. It starred a cast led by Kal Penn that included Kevin Hart, Carmen Electra and Crispin Glover.

That began a string of parodies for the two including Meet the SpartansVampires Suck and others that grossed more than $200 million.

Of course, it all goes back to Scary Movie, the 2000 spoof of Scream, which earned $277.2 million, and launched its own film franchise that included three sequels.

Paul Hanson, the chief executive of Covert Media who will produce Star Worlds, said Friedberg and Seltzer were a “powerhouse duo” who are “fully tapped into what audiences love.”

“Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

The two most recent Star Wars films have dominated the box office the last two years. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which launched a new Skywalker era trilogy in 2015, earned $2.06 billion worldwide. Last year’s anthology film, Rogue One, pulled in $1.04 billion.

No official premiere date has been set, but Star Worlds could hit theaters by the end of the year.

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