There are some terrible filmmakers out there who Hollywood needs to stop giving money to, but Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have careers that need to be taken behind the barn and blasted with a shotgun like Old Yeller. The movies produced by the duo are nothing more than random pop culture references and "jokes" that are jammed together for 90 minutes or torture. Since making their directorial debut in 2006 with Date Movie, Friedberg and Seltzer have made four other movies - including Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans, Disaster Movie and Vampires Suck - and none of them have scored higher than 7% on Rotten Tomatoes (for reference, even Use Boll has managed to score more than 10% before). They are the purest definition of Hollywood hacks and now they are set to once again spread their own version of cancer around the world.
Variety reports that Friedberg and Seltzer are now planning another one of their spoof movies, this one titled The Starving Games. As you can probably tell, the main target of the movie will be The Hunger Games, but it will also include jabs at movies like The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. Rights for the project have already been purchased in Germany and the Middle East and K5 plans on selling the rest of the international rights at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The last time that Friedberg and Selter directed a movie it was 2010's Vampires Suck, which only made $36 million at the domestic box office and $43 million in foreign markets. The trick is that the filmmakers know how to keep their budgets low (Vampires Suck was made for only $20 million) which means a big payday for the studio. With the exception of Disaster Movie, which was distributed by Lionsgate, Fox has handled all of Friedberg and Selter's work in the past.
I am going to ask everyone reading this article for a huge favor: when The Starving Games arrives in theaters, DON'T GO SEE IT! The only reason these movies keep getting made is because idiots go out and pay to see them. If you cut off the money, then the careers of Friedberg and Selter will die and the world would be a better place because of it.
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