As many of you know, the entertainment industry is in total disarray. Netflix is producing films that get praised at Cannes. Amazon is winning Emmys.
It’s a drop-kick to the groin to all of us in “traditional media.”
In Hollywood, we all thought – we’ll just outspend the competition because bigger means quality. High production values means you get the biggest audience because that’s what those mindless fuckers want.
The mindless fuckers have called “BS” on us.
So… Manka Bros. is going to “pivot.” That’s right, I Silicon Valley buzzworded that shit.
We are abandoning our tentpole strategy – the foundation being the 157 movies based on MC Comics characters we were going to produce through the year 2050.
And this has nothing to do with all the production problems you have no doubt been reading about in the fake media. This is a full blown industry-changing strategy shift.
So, what does it mean for the average moviegoer?
Well, it means this year you’re not going to enjoy $200 million money pits such as “Sheetah: Harvest of Sorrow,” “T.O.R.N.A.T.O.: Midnight Storm,” “The Javelin 2: Heroes Unwelcome,” “Pebble Boy: Who Is Pebble Boy?”
(You can see all the future movies you will miss right here: Scheduled MC Comics movies through 2050.)
It was a solid strategy when I came up with it – but then everyone in town had to do it also. It has gotten so bad that f-ing Arbor Day weekend is now a battleground for a release date.
So what now? Going forward, what can audiences expect from the Manka Bros. Theatrical Group?
Instead of one $200 million dollar movie – we are going to make fifty $4 million dollar ORIGINAL movies. That gives us fifty more chances to have a hit.
Hell, maybe we’ll produce 400 movies a year. The sky’s the limit when you don’t bet everything on one horse.
And, worse case scenario, if these stupid little movies suck as much as last year’s “Doctor Proctor: Aliens Unite” or “The Jacobeans: Copernican Revolution,” we won’t lose $400 million (including P&A), we’ll only loose $4 million (and we may not even have P&A), we might just stream this shit on our MankaGoNow platform and forget movie theaters altogether.
I mean, the hell with it, right? That’s where the industry is headed – might as well get a head start on my old media competition.
While my friends at the rival studios continue to struggle with how the hell a freak in a tiny costume with a bow and arrow can bring down Norse Gods and space ships, I’ve decided to go all Jane Austen on this bullshit.
So… MANKA BROS. IS GOING BIGGER BY GOING SMALLER.
You may be thinking – didn’t you famously say Original Films Fail?
Yes, I did. [the expletive “fuck you” has been deleted.] But times are changing. Audiences are bored.
Manka Bros. is going to unbore the audiences with a revolutionary approach to film production.
We’re going to produce a series of films based on Anthony Trollope books (dude wrote about 5,000 books – all public domain – and you can use the same costumes over and over).
We’ll do Nicolas Sparks-type movies where all you need are a couple of crying teenagers and old people walking on the beach one last time.
We’ll do horror movies featuring serial killer clowns and serial killers who kill clowns.
We’ll video tape high school productions of “Death of a Salesman.” Let the kids in the show tweet out the link to all their friends. That’s free marketing! Throw a couple of ads against that shit – make a few bucks.
The point is, everything is on the table.
I have seen the future. And the future is throwing shit onto a wall to see what sticks.
P.S. In the coming days / weeks, we will be releasing our revised slates from our various Theatrical Production Labels. In the coming months, you will see the other studios do the same thing.