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It was bound to happen – Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer target The Hunger Games

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Ok, let’s see. Noelle can have the cyanide capsules, Lourens says that he wants a length of rope, Kervyn can take the loaded gun, and I’ll use this knife to stab myself in the face.

Because of those four scenarios, any of them would be preferable to watching another “parody” film directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer again. And this time, they’ve got The Hunger Games in their cross-hairs.

Movie molesters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are indeed back, as their next attempt to murder cinema will be called The Starving Games. As usual, they won’t just be targeting one film for a merciless barrage of cheap jokes and gags that ran out of fashion several years ago, but will include other recent blockbusters as well.

For those of you who are unaware of them, they’re the twosome behind such modern day disasterpieces such as Date Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck.

So Avengers, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes fans beware, because once again, there most likely won’t be a single iota of funny in their project. Heat Vision has reported that the duo have found their lead actress in Maiara “The Vampire Diaries” Walsh, who will play the role Kantmiss Evershot…sweet Christmas but that is lazy.

In addition to Walsh, Brant “Pretty Little Liars” Daugherty will play the parody version of Gale, with shooting scheduled to begin later this week in New Orleans.

Now where did I put that knife?

Last Updated: October 24, 2012


  1. Why, as an actor/actress, would you want to be involve with BS like this?


    • Lardus

      October 24, 2012 at 13:08

      For an easy paycheck without much effort or any thaught…or desperation!


  2. Andre116

    October 24, 2012 at 13:10

    Urgh…whatever happened to the good parody and slapstick movies. Like Hotshot and Airplane. Silly mindless fun.


    • Justin Hess

      October 24, 2012 at 13:34

      Interesting question. I think the thing about those films was that they relied on humour that pointed out tropes and stereotypes that Hollywood constantly used.

      The joke came from audiences recognising the stereotype and the stereotype/ trope being subverted somehow i.e. parody.

      The problem is that these days, audiences are pretty savvy as to the stereotypes that Hollywood practices, partly because of the parody films like Naked Gun, hot shots, Blazing Saddles and also things like Mad Magazine.

      Most audiences are pretty aware of those stereotypes and it’s hard to make a really funny joke when everyone already knows the punchline


  3. Kervyn Cloete

    October 24, 2012 at 13:26

    Who, honestly, who the effing eff, is still keeping these guys in business?


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      October 24, 2012 at 13:48

      Would you believe that their last film, Vampires Suck, actually made $80 million from a $20 million budget?


      • Kervyn Cloete

        October 24, 2012 at 16:31

        No I won’t believe it. My brain refuses to acknowledge that we live in such a topsy turvy world where Vampires Suck is a success but Dredd completely tanks.


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