Roland Emmerich, the Orson Welles of the disaster movie genre (or is he the Michael Bey?), has a new Oxfordian movie coming out, I’m sure we all know that by now. What I did not know how seriously he apparently takes himself. You see, he “expects fury” from us Stratfordians, who are going to turn up in droves to picket his house:
He tells Empire magazine, “I have serious doubts Shakespeare wrote his plays… I’m expecting to have people protesting outside my house. We knew there’d be so many attacks on the film, so we decided to make the film as authentic as possible.”
Blink a few times, rub your eyes, and read that last sentence again. He’s planning to make his movie as authentic as possible.
If that statement wasn’t custom-made to draw the ire of Shakespeareans everywhere, I’ll eat my hat. This press release courtesy of “We Market By Trolling Agency, Inc.”