Tommy Wiseau appears to pitch to direct the sequel during a recent magazine interview
Tommy Wiseau – the writer, director, producer and star of notoriously terrible 2003 movie The Room – has seemingly revealed he is keen to make the sequel to Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four, the superhero reboot starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, opened last month to overwhelmingly negative reviews including a 3/10 verdict from NME. On the eve of its release, director Josh Trank appeared to disown the film by criticising its final cut.
Before Fantastic Four opened, 20th Century Fox scheduled a sequel for release on June 9, 2017, though it remains to be seen whether the follow-up will be pulled following the film’s woeful performance at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter has recently named it the second biggest box office bomb of the summer after Tomorrowland.
However, none of this has dampened Wiseau’s enthusiasm for the sequel, and during a recent interview he appeared to pitch to direct it. “Let me put it this way, I like it, I did enjoy it number one,” the film-maker told Milwaukee magazine. “Number two, it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s all I want to say and I rest my case.”
Wiseau then added: “Good response in Europe though, that’s my understanding, but it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s my point. Maybe if there’s a sequel, you know. You know, maybe your article gets me that job, who knows what will happen.”
Wiseau even offered to give the magazine’s journalist his “commission fee” if 20th Century Fox hires him to direct the sequel.
Though Wiseau has yet to direct another feature film since The Room, which regularly appears on lists of the worst movies ever made, he has recently written, directed and starred in the poorly-received Hulu sitcom The Neighbors.