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A sequel to the critically-acclaimed film The Disaster Artist is in the early planning stages at A24, The Iris can exclusively reveal. The news was confirmed via a leaked press release from the New York-based distribution firm early this morning.
According to said press release, the sequel – tentatively titled The Disaster Artist 2 – will see James Franco return as producer and director. Franco says in a statement:
“I was very pleased to be a part of The Disaster Artist, but I am even more excited to a part of its sequel, and I would like to thank everyone at A24 for allowing that to happen.
“But my sincerest thanks belong to Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic man with a thick European accent whose life provided the basis for our original film. Without you Tommy, there would not be a second Disaster Artist!”
Wiseau himself has also made a statement about the pending announcement, declaring his utmost faith in the project succeeding. He says:
“There is no doubt in my mind that James [Franco] and all the guys at A24 will be making the second-best movie ever made.
“Anyway, how’s your sex life?”
Released in December 2017, The Disaster Artist is based on Greg Sestero’s memoir of the same name, and follows Wiseau (Franco) as he directs his passion project The Room, a film often considered to be the worst ever made.
In his review for The Iris, Chris Singh awarded The Disaster Artist four and a half stars, calling it “one of the most endearing comedies in recent memory.”
The Iris understands that The Disaster Artist 2 will not be a direct sequel its predecessor, with sources telling us that the film is part of a proposed anthology series about poorly-made films.
One source revealed to The Iris that the upcoming sequel would focus on the production of Sony Pictures’ critically-panned animation The Emoji Movie.
When approached for comment on this information, a representative from Sony Pictures denied the movie’s existence.
When asked which movie’s existence they were denying, the representative did not respond.
It is believed they were referring to The Emoji Movie.