Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox:
I saw Noah last year and over the weekend I saw Exodus.
I want to thank you for choosing ART.
You see after viewing Noah and Exodus I felt inspired to write you and just THANK YOU for keeping it REAL on these last two films. It’s just great to see Studios take a risk for once and really go out on a limb. With all the formulaic and silly reboots over the last couple of decades, everything from Smurfs to the A-Team, it’s just refreshing to see such a genuine and sudden appetite for ART.
Sure, you could have played it safe and served the over 260 million Christians out there. But instead you were like, “Nah, we’re gonna keep this on the Rizzle and tell it OUR way, Ten Commandments“, that’s been done, that’s not art”. You don’t win an Oscar by doing the same thing twice. Oh’ and let’s not forget The Passion of the Christ that stinker made like a billion dollars, anything that makes that kind of money AIN’T ART. Noah with rock people! That is art!”
It’s thrilling to see the studios go all Cannes on us, forget the bottom line; “We want to make a STATEMENT.”
May I suggest, if you, your investors or shareholders, are interested in doing another Bible film, just to like throw people off their game, you could spend half the money and hire my new film unit the American Dream Labs. I know we don’t have the resume in film that Ridley Scott or the guy that made “the black swan”, but, sometimes what is on the paper isn’t what is important. My team does have a very long history of undeniable success.
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