Duplass brothers find the funny in found footage for upcoming Blumhouse film
Found footage-style fans are going to be the most recent group of filmgoers to get a dose of the Duplass brothers.
In the past few years the duo have dabbled in every genre from horror (Baghead) to comedies (Safety Not Guaranteed) that are also a bit dramatic (Jeff Who Loves at Home). The two even appeared as brothers on the Fox comedy The Mindy Project this past fall.
Mark and Jay Duplass who are obviously prolific writers, directors, producers, and actors scored some major backing for their most recent cinematic undertaking from the production company Blumhouse. Blumhouse is owned by Jason Blum who is the found footage king behind Paranormal Activity and its [too] many sequels and prequels.
Peachfuzz is only being described as a found footage comedy/horror movie about “a young man who answers a Craigslist ad and gets much more than he bargained for.” The rest of the details are being kept under wraps, but we do know it is in post production and whatever clips the brothers showed at Sundance must have been impressive because Blumhouse enthusiastically hopped on board to collaborate.
Sure we're all tired of the shaky/shrieky flicks, but perhaps the Duplass brothers with their heartfelt and realistic genre blending might be just what the found footage genre needs and maybe with their partnership Jason Blum will be able to fix the monster he created.