Tyler Perry is learning a very painful reality in Hollywood–just because you make A-list money, it doesn’t guarantee you A-list cred. While promoting the upcoming Madea Witness Protection, Perry told Blackfilm.com:
“I love Sci Fi, I love the Alien movies and the Alien franchise. I was very disappointed with Prometheus, but I love that whole franchise. Those are my favorite movies. I’m actually working on a sci-fi movie right now.”
Perry’s plans to make a sci-fi movie were like blood in the water. Twitter went haywire as followers created movie titles like “Madea Goes To Mars” and “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Prometheus All By Myself.”
Things really got interesting when Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter for Prometheus joined in the fray by tweeting, “I, for one CANNOT wait to see “Tyler Perry’s Better Than Prometheus.” Then for good measure, Lindelof sent the following pic (courtesy of Planet Pulp) titled “EXCLUSIVE SET PHOTO From “Tyler Perry’s Madea Killed Space Jesus”:
Lindelof ended his hilarious ribbing with “Okay. Moving on now. Tyler Perry is entitled to his opinion, and I respect him for sharing it.”
No word from Perry, or Madea as of yet.
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