Summer is upon us once more, and in the movie industry this pretty much equates to the silly season. With school vacations in full swing, the target is generally the high school crowd. Disaster Movie comes from the same folks that brought us Scary Movie, Date Movie, and Epic Movie. This lampooning style tends to be a little hit or miss. Scary Movie did quite well at the box office, and certainly did very well when released on DVD. Date Movie and Epic Movie did not fare so well, and were in Blockbuster before you could order your box of popcorn.

Actual details and trailers for Disaster Movie are not being shared as yet. But the synopsis seems to entail a group of misfits dealing with the usual fare of disasters, you know, Earthquakes, Asteroid hits, Twisters, etc.

While I doubt this movie will garner any Oscars it might be an amusing little piece. And a great way to dodge the heat in mid summer.

The cast includes Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Kim Kardashian, G Thang, and Carmen Electra. It is written, directed and produced by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and produced by Peter Safran.

Disaster Movie is slated for a nationwide release on August 29, 2008.

Simon Barrett

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