Jim Carrey once released a dumb and dumber found footage horror movie
Jim Carrey wanted to make a horror movie with found footage on the set of Dumb and dumber than. One of Carrey’s many iconic comedies of the 1990s, Two very silly fools He and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, two dim-witted but well-intentioned friends who embark on a cross-country road trip to return a suitcase full of money to its rightful owner, not realizing that it’s actually was left behind as a ransom. The 1994 comedy received a belated sequel, Dumb and dumber thanin 2014 which followed a similar premise, though it paled in comparison to the original.
The first Two very silly fools was partially filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where Stephen King got the idea Brightness, and the cast and crew apparently experienced many haunted incidents during production. This gave Carrey the idea of filming a horror movie during the production of Dumb and dumber than. Inspired by Paranormal activityCarrey thought The horror film was supposed to be shot in the found footage style and even the well-known directing duo of Daniels, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert were approached to make it. During a recent round table organized by The Hollywood ReporterKwan tells the incredible story about the Two very silly fools horror movie that never happened. Read what he had to say below:
Very early in our careers, Jim Carrey reached out. He had just seen Paranormal Activity and he said, “Guys, footage has been found and it’s horrifying, have you seen it?” And we were like, “Uh-huh, we’ve heard of that. Where’s this going?” And he said, “I’ve never seen anybody do that, but with comedy. And I have this great idea.” Basically, the Dumb and Dumber set was famously a haunted set. He said: “The whole time we were shooting, things were breaking, people were getting hurt, doors were swinging and it felt haunted. We’re going to be shooting Dumb and Dumber To, and I want you to find… horror-comedy footage on set. While we’re filming, you’ll be making a behind-the-scenes featurette that will slowly evolve into a horror movie.” We’re like, “Okay, we are. This is awesome.” We wrote a whole outline and were very excited. So we sat down with the producer, pitched the idea, and they said, “We’re not actually going to do this. I’m sorry, Jim got really excited, but there’s no way the studio is going to let us make a movie while they’re shooting Dumb and Dumber To.”
Why Daniels was perfect for the dumbest horror movie
In recent years, Kwan and Scheinert have earned a reputation for directing unconventional films. His first feature film, in 2016 Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a famous flatulent corpse. This year’s Everywhere Everything at once stars Michelle Yeoh as a laundromat owner who, while trying to sort out her taxes, discovers that her main purpose is to save the multiverse. However, the Two very silly fools The horror film had the potential to be even stranger than the two films combined.
The Daniels were the perfect choice to direct something as peculiar as one Two very silly fools found footage horror film. However, it’s amazing that Carrey knew this at the time considering it was still early in Kwan and Scheinert’s career. The duo had yet to perform Swiss army man and had only directed a series of music videos. However, they did direct the popular music video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s single “Turn Down for What,” which was a fitting demonstration of their eccentric directing style and probably why Carrey approached them with his strange idea
It was recently revealed that Carrey was interested in making one Bruce Almighty sequel titled “Brucifer,” which saw its titular character gain the powers of Satan instead of God. Now, hers Two very silly fools The horror idea can be added to the list of unrealized projects that Carrey will never do. With the comic actor announcing his retirement from acting afterwards Sonic the Hedgehog 2, these are probably just two of many. To help audiences cope with this unfortunate reality, they can revisit the timeless classic that it is Two very silly fools and its sequel, Dumb and dumber than.
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