'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Is Making a Movie with 'Adaptation' Writer Charlie Kaufman
Put on your brain helmets, because this might just blow your mind: "Community" creator Dan Harmon is teaming up with "Adaptation." and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" writer Charlie Kaufman to do a movie together. Given the two writers' propensity for bending genres and turning storylines in upon themselves (did you see "Synecdoche, New York?") we can only assume that this will be the most meta movie of all time.
The name of the flick is "Anomalisa," and Kaufman is writing while Harmon is producing. Given Harmon's reputation as a showrunner (brilliant but disorganized) that's a bit of a surprise, but hey, it's their project. The movie reportedly centers on a motivational speaker who hears a girl's voice and finds his own enlightenment. That doesn't sound totally meta yet, but give it time.
Here's where things get even crazier: the two are planning on funding the indie flick entirely through Kickstarter, with a fundraising goal of $200,000. Oh, and it's stop-motion-animated, and if they raise more than their goal, the animation company will use the remaining funds to make another movie written by Louis C.K.
Those familiar with the Adult Swim show "Moral Orel" will recognize the claymation style: "Moral Orel" creator Dino Stamatopoulos is on as executive producer (Stamatopoulos played Starburns on "Community" as well).
That's a whole lot of controversial comedic writer goodness in one crazy little package, there. I'll be chipping in a few bucks at least, if only out of pure curiosity.