Clown Wasn’t Real But Now It Is

One month ago to the day, I posted this campy, ridiculous, and totally awesome trailer for a movie called Clown, about a man who slowly transforms into a demonic clown after putting on a clown costume. Clown. Turns out that the trailer was a fake, made by two guys named Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, but here’s the twist: Eli Roth saw it and wants to make it! I’m not kidding! In a recent interview with Moviefone, Roth expressed his desire to make Clown a reality:

For ‘Clown’ creators Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, it actually ended up netting them a meeting with Eli Roth, Cross Creek Pictures president Brian Oliver and Vertebra Films head Steven Prince. Roth, Oliver and Prince not only liked what they saw, but they clearly liked what they heard and so they’ve agreed to fully finance and produce a feature length version of ‘Clown’ for Ford to write and Watts to direct. From the press release:

“I was blown away when I saw that CLOWN trailer,” Roth said. “Everyone thought it was real, or that I had at least made a fake trailer. I called the guys right away and their first response was ‘Thank you for not suing us!’ I said ‘Sue you? Let’s make this into a real film!’ They are incredibly talented, smart guys ready to make their feature debut.”

That’s so awesome! Makes me think I should start making some phony previews and slapping popular directors’ names on them…

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