This looks like a fun charity project and I’m all for that. No complaints there. I may donate in order to see how it all turned out.
That said, I’m with the others in this thread in that I’m not sure how I feel about acclaimed industry talents remaking what is essentially outsider art. There are only a few that can pull that off (ironically enough, two of the most successful I’ve seen at replicating that are Tim & Eric, who Bob has worked with in the past).
It’s one thing to make Disaster Artist but had this been a large-scale remake I’m sure I’d have the bad vibes.
Mr. Show with Bob & David is—by a laughs-per-minute-metric—the funniest show that has ever existed. (Sorry MST3K but there’s all that crappy movie spacing things out too much for you to win that stat.)
Bob Odenkirk turning into a genuine star, let alone an action hero, is one of the most unexpected things I have ever seen happen. And on top of that, he seems like a genuinely good guy, from what little insight you can get through the media. It’s kind of delightful!
Oh absolutely, Bob’s work speaks for itself. I haven’t had the opportunity to watch Mr. Show and Larry Sanders but I acknowledge the fact they’re really well respected (I’ve heard their names come up alongside SCTV as some of the funniest stuff ever on TV).
He absolutely has a role a ton of niche humor and that I know definitely. He made a pre-Breaking Bad cameo on a volume of “Found Footage Festival” (not to mention his recurring bits on “Tim & Eric”, among others).
Bob is awesome, no doubt about it. My critique isn’t about him or any individuals - I’m more iffy about the entertainment industry remaking bad movies (largely) produced outside — or in spite — of it.
(It’s already been done well, though, especially with the right people behind it. I’ve seen as much already and it can honestly be very enjoyable.)