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
Oh, and here are those Tropic Thunder faux-trailers we promised: