Michael Moore thinks America is an empire that is about to run its course. Or at least, that’s what some people are speculating will be the new premise of Moore’s new documentary, what was supposed to be a sequel to his hugely popular “Fahrenheit 9/11″. The doc seems to have been given a major shift in focus from America doing bad, bad things overseas to America getting screwed, oh so screwed, by the economy at home. But some are wondering if Michael Moore’s brand of “America is so fubar” will play in a country that has just elected its first black President, and where the words “change” and “hope” are being thrown around like day-old pancakes. (Hell, “change” and “hope” has now supplanted “go green” as the most mindlessly retarded thing you can say to me, but that’s another story.)
Yahoo! News has more on Moore’s change of doc subjects:
When the documentary was announced in May, the studios backing the project said Moore would be pondering international affairs and America’s place in the world.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the U.S. presidential election — and gusted after it — Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film’s focus is now more on economic matters.
The untitled movie will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.
Moore is feverishly shooting, and the movie is expected to come out as early as this spring through Paramount Vantage and Overture Films.
Yay! Another Michael Moore documentary about how crappy America is. Man, I just can’t get enough of that. Now if only Michael Moore would come to my house and kick me in the balls for being an American. That would just totally rock.
Below: “I’m Michael Moore and I’m always right. And if you don’t agree with me, I have a gun.”