'FUNNY PEOPLE' TO GO 'TROPIC THUNDER' WITH FAKE MOVIES INSIDE MOVIE
In an interview with MTV, Judd Apatow spills the beans that his upcoming film Funny People will include scenes and "marketing materials" for a bunch of fake movies in which Adam Sandler's character George Simmons stars.
It's a conceit that worked really well in Tropic Thunder, with the inspired trailers for such high concept spoofs as Scorcher, The Fatties: Fart 2 and Satan's Alley (all three of which you can see after the jump, along with a short list of faux-films within the world of Funny People.
Films within Funny People, all starring George Simmons (Sandler):
Mistake: a romantic comedy co-starring Elizabeth Banks
My Best Friend is a Robot: a buddy comedy co-starring Owen Wilson, which you can look for as a poster in Sandler's character's house.
Redux: Judd Apatow calls this as a cross between Little Man and 17 Again, as Sandler becomes a six-month-old baby in it.
Mer-man: A male version of Splash with Sandler's character filling Darryl Hannah's fins
Cinematical had a great theory that some of these fake films would become part of Funny People's marketing campaig knowing Apatow, and if those
billboards from I Love You, Man are any indication, we're in for a treat.
Oh, and here are those Tropic Thunder faux-trailers we promised: