Saturday, December 06, 2008

But Where's Gross And McKellar?

Vanity Fair pulls out the funny with this 'story' about us not wanting to be outdone by Baz Luhrmann's Australia and commissioning our own epic movie, Canada.

Executive-produced by Lorne Michaels, the 300-minute tentpole will be helmed by Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan, whose 1994 heavy-breather Exotica remains the only film about sex ever to emerge from the Great White North (the triple-X-rated ouevres of Peter North and Brandon Iron excluded).

Rounding out the cast will be Donald Sutherland, as a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police whose border-side empire of duty-free shops becomes an underground railroad for draft-dodging Americans; Celine Dion, as a militant Québécois separatist who cuts ties with Morissette after she takes up with Aykroyd’s Ottawan bureaucrat; and Mike Myers, in full Dr. Evil mode, as a poutine-munching French-Canadian terror-cell leader plotting to kill the Queen of England during a royal visit to the Chateau Frontenac.

Read all the funny HERE.

H/T to NYbro


Ken said...

Gross and McKellar? What about Lorne Green and Sarah Polley?

Trevor B. Cunningham said...

funny. However, this poster looks more like a Norman Jewison musical comedy from the mid-eighties. Gross maybe in a supporting role. Sarah Polly's pretty good. I'd pay good money to see William Shatner as a villanous Alberta/Saskatchewan oil man. Jim Carrey?

Rich Baldwin said...

Ooh, the warm colours on that poster - they really have to shift it all towards blue if they want to do it up right . . ..

Seeing how 'American' our actors are, if you took away the title and the maple leaf I wonder if anyone outside Canada would think it was a Canadian show?