Most of the Oscars walk-up blah-blah-blah has been Seth-MacFarlane-is-going-to-bomb-as-host this, and what-were-the-producers-thinking-when-they-cast-MacFarlane? that — with a little how-dare-they-not-nominate-Ben-Affleck-for-best-director thrown in. But on Tuesday, attention turned to Jimmy Kimmel’s post-Oscar plans.
Last year, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards” was maybe the most-talked-about thing about the 84th Annual Academy Awards — that and Angelina Jolie’s right leg pulling an Eve Harrington and stealing the show, catapulting it into the meme-o-sphere.
Part of Kimmel’s post-Oscar coup was his premiere of a trailer for “Movie: The Movie” — the most star-studded nonexistent film the world has ever seen. Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Don Cheadle, Billy Crystal and Ellen DeGeneres were among the stars who, well, starred.
“Movie: The Movie” was billed as a romantic action thriller comedy drama, based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire, with Abrams and Scorsese as directors and Michael Bay as a producer.