Chevy Chase and Burt Reynolds to Star in Not Another Not Another Movie

Although comedy is a very subjective thing, I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who would agree that the level of humour in comedies lately has been pretty low. I mean, sometimes it feels like they’re not even trying, and this year alone we had to endure three entries in the now notorious spoof genre: Meet The Spartans, Superhero Movie and Disaster Movie. Does it really have to be like this? Isn’t there anyone else out there who can save us from this dreck that isn’t named Judd Apatow?

Enter indie filmmaker David Murphy, a writer/director who has found the ultimate solution to the problem: a spoof of a spoof. That’s right, this guy is actually in production on Not Another Not Another Movie, a meta-comedy that pokes fun at the endless stream of parody films that have been coming out over the past few years. No joke. (Well, it is a joke, but you know what I mean.) The film stars Chevy Chase as the head of a studio who quits his job, leaving his ex-con brother (Michael Madsen) and his gangster friend (Vinnie Jones) in charge. They decide to make a spoof of spoof movies, with Burt Reynolds playing an actor who plays a director in the film (if that makes any sense, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t).

With movies like JCVD and My Name is Bruce getting attention for their self-referential humour, it seems that “meta” just might be the new buzzword in Hollywood. But how meta is too meta? If you ask me this is just getting ridiculous, and judging by the cast involved, this will clearly end up being way worse than any of the movies it is trying to lampoon. Just look at Bob Saget’s Farce of the Penguins. Let’s leave the meta movies to self-absorbed intellectuals like Charlie Kaufman… at least they’ve got the creative cojones to try and pull something like this off.

  • Yeah this sounds like it will probably be bad. But I like that Michael Madsen is in it.

    Also, in re: “I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who would agree that the level of humour in comedies lately has been pretty low”, I would agree, but my caveat is that a lot of these movies (not the “Movie” movies obviously) have been pretty good “low comedy” movies. Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, Zach and Miri, the Apatow movies–Ernst Lubitsch they ain’t. They’re all relying mostly on a kind of low humor. But they happen to be stellar examples of it. I will look back on 2008 as a great year for comedy movies despite the presence of the “Movie” movies.

  • Slipstream

    I have a weird thing for Burt Reynolds, I mean I even just got him as the voice on my GPS. I got it from that does celebrity voices for GPS. I love it! I also got Mr. T and Kim Cattrall but for some reason I keep going back to Burt!

  • Derek

    I hope it ends up being pretty good. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen, Chase in a movie, and I’ve always liked him.

  • Jocke

    Chevy Chase must have some financial trouble he is also starring in a swedish tv-show in a small part. I feel sorry for Chevy Chase that he has to do these things.

  • Bob The Slob

    I’m a huge Chase fan…hopefully it wont suck.

  • I’m keeping an open mind on this.