Pac-Man. A classic arcade character that looks like a cheese pizza with a slice missing, who floats around eating pellets and avoids ghosts. Of course such a thing makes for a marvelous and addicting game but movie? Well, if there was any doubt of the potential in such in idea the naysayers can all just take it up the pooper.
Director Patrick Brady and Allyson Schettino, along with the rest of the Therefore You production took the Pac-Man premise and gave it a twist. In their fan-made, two minute trailer of the proposed PACMAN: The Movie they give our yellow friend the “Saw” treatment. In their version of Pacman a “Pharmaceutical CEO is forced to take his own dangerous medications in order to survive a maze designed by a sadistic patient out for revenge“. The two minute trailer is as creepy/haunting as it is well done. The concept is clever and totally takes Pac-Man to a new level of awesome. Though, the crew only intended to satire Hollywood’s love for taking video games with barely any plot and turning them into bad feature films they’ve accidentally made one of the greatest fan films ever. (that is arguable but still, it’s pretty fucking good).
Note: the faux movie release date at the end of the trailer implies that this video might be a few years old but as far as we now it’s not. This was uploaded today on Thereforeproduction site.