Megan Fox & Seth Rogen in First Trailer for James Franco's 'Zeroville'
"Love. Cinema. And punk rock!" He's back with another wacky film! The first trailer for James Franco's next new film is out now. Zeroville is Franco's latest feature that he stars in and directs, adapted from author Steve Erickson's 2007 novel. This odd indie film takes us back to 1969, the same year as Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to tell a different story about another actor in town. James Franco stars as Vikar, an actor who loves movies who shows up in Hollywood during a transitional time in the industry, taking jobs doing anything. The full cast includes Megan Fox, James Franco, Joey King, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Jacki Weaver, Craig Robinson, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Cynthia Murell, and Horatio Sanz as Francis Ford Coppola. The more movies Franco makes, the weirder he gets. And I just can't help but see this as a Franco remake of Once Upon a Time, with his own cinematic quirks plus some dry humor. At least the cast is great? I don't really know what make of this film. What about you?
Here's the first trailer (green/red band + two posters) for James Franco's Zeroville, direct from YouTube:
As said, J. Franco is a man that indulges himself and for some time his movies are nothing more. I wonder how long is that going to take ...
shiboleth on Aug 15, 2019
I remember being interested in this when I heard about it like 5 (?) years ago when he started making it. But "I don't really know what make of this film" sounds about right. It doesn't look very good, and the trailer edit is just weird, and not in a good way. I wonder if his adaption of "The Long Home" is coming out this year too.
Efterklang on Aug 15, 2019
He sure grinds them out, but how? Where does he get the money? When I was involved in the film business I met quite a few guys who knew how to raise money and hustle that had no idea how to make a good movie. The extent of their talents were confined to the hustling in Hollywood which is no mean feat. Still. Franco? A movie of his titled Zeroville? Perfect. His low brow, low budget output is perfect for digital and bad digital at that as evidenced here.
thespiritbo on Aug 15, 2019
I really liked "The Disaster Artist", but this looks like the complete opposite of that. I agree, this trailer was terrible and looks as confusing and weird as this film appears to be. It's ugly and looks extremely low-budget and not really interesting. I'd rather watch "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" again.
THE_RAW_ on Aug 16, 2019
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