It was only a matter of time before there would be a movie about making The Room. Chelsey and I picked up The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell a few years ago and we both loved it. The book tells the story of Sestero’s relationship with the enigma that is Tommy Wiseau. It covers their meeting in an acting class up until the premiere of Wiseau’s film The Room.
For fans of the cult film the book is a treasure trove of stories, weirdness and laugh out loud moments. If the filmmakers are able to capture the bizarre and believable picture this book paints than we are all in for a treat.
I had such high hopes for this film that I was a nervous to watch the first trailer. I put off watching the trailer for a day and only finally gave in this morning. To my absolute delight the trailer was perfect. In the short scene we watch the cast and crew try and capture one of the more famous scenes in the movie. But of course, it doesn’t go according to plan.
My favourite part of the trailer has to be when the entire production team recites the “I did not hit her” line together only to be followed up by Tommy Wiseau bursting out of the room loudly exclaiming that “He hit her.”
Given the way the trailer has been shot with shakey cam, it makes me wonder if the film is being filmed to be a “documentary” of the making of the film. The other possibility is that it’s a marketing move specifically for the trailers. If that’s the case, perhaps we have a few more greatest hit moments releasing in our near future? Who knows.
The Room has held a special place in our hearts since the Nostalgia Critic introduced it to us way back in 2010. I expect with this new film we’re going to see a resurgence in all things The Room and Tommy Wiseau. Bring on the midnight screenings!