Writer, director, producer, and star Tommy Wiseau has developed a hell of a reputation thanks to his 2003 feature The Room, widely considered to be the worst movie ever made. This reputation was enhanced by The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s 2017 movie about the making of The Room which did the complete opposite and landed itself an Oscar nomination. Wiseau has done this and that over the years since The Room, including re-uniting with his Room co-star Greg Sestero for a movie titled Best F(r)iends. But what he hasn’t done is direct another feature. Now he aims to change that.
While doing a screening of The Room at the Prince Charles Theatre in London, Wiseau unveiled his next directorial endeavor: Big Shark. As you may have guessed, it’s about a large shark. You can find more information and a not-so-high-quality peek at the teaser video Wiseau shared below.
One website that was able to cover the unveiling of Big Shark was Film Futter. Unfortunately it’s a German website. But thankfully, the folks over at Bloody-Disgusting have a reader who was able to translate some information for them.
Their translator, named Mathias Bohner, shared more info on Big Shark from the article:
“According to the article, it was the first time the teaser has been publicly shown. Wiseau explained during the Q&A that the film is set in New Orleans and he was inspired by his time there to give something back to the city. So he decided to make Big Shark and set it there. Sestero added that the film is about three firefighters trying to save the world (presumably from a big shark). It also sounds like the film hasn’t been shot yet and that was a promotional teaser, possibly to find financing and drum up early hype. It seems like everything is in place, though. The plan is to shoot the film this year and premiere it at the Prince Charles Cinema this September already.”
So, basically, it’s a SYFY movie directed by and starring Tommy Wiseau. And to be honest…that sounds kind of amazing. As you’ll see below, it looks truly awful. But hey, if you’re going to do bad, why not go all out. I’d much rather see a bad entertaining movie than just a bad movie. Hell, some would prefer a bad entertaining movie over a good boring movie.
Whether it will be as entertaining as The Room or not remains to be seen. But consider me curious. Perhaps a morbid curiosity, but a curiosity nevertheless.