Seltzer & Friedberg Take Aim at 'The Hunger Games' for New Parody
If you thought Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg were finished with their godawful brand of spoof movies, I've got bad news for you. According to Variety, the guys behind Epic Movie, Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, and Vampires Suck have signed on to write and direct The Starving Games, a parody of one of this year's biggest box-office successes, Gary Ross' The Hunger Games. Weird how everyone seems to have forgotten about that movie in the wake of The Avengers, but Seltzer and Friedberg are ready to mix in more idiotic pop culture references and remind people about The Hunger Games in the worst possible way.
Not only are they sending up The Hunger Games, but the writer/directors also plan to make fun of The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, and the Harry Potter finale. I could have sworn this subgenre was dead when 2011's Not Another Not Another Movie came out, and since Seltzer and Friedberg haven't done anything since 2010, I was really hoping that we'd never have to deal with their nonsense again. But they've got The Biggest Movie of All Time 3D in development, too, which is supposed to be making fun of the biggest box office successes of all time up until this point. For all of our sakes, I really hope they just combine these two projects so we get less of this crap filling up our theaters in the future.