This Werner Herzog-Inspired Ant-Man Parody Is Haunting & Hilarious

"Scott Lang faces the horror of his truth."

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Patrick Willems, the indie filmmaker behind “What If Wes Anderson Directed X-Men,” has returned with another gift for cinema studies nerds: a Werner Herzog-inspired parody of Ant-Man. The aching slowness of this adaptation manages to bridge the gap between self-serious goofiness and true existential dread. The premise, which borders on Kafka-esque, supposes that Scott Lang has gotten stuck in his ant size indefinitely … and that he has really lost his sense of humor about it.

In a short clip after the video, Willlems encourages viewers to suggest more potential style parodies in the comments; suggestions may inspire his next project. According to one of the comments from Willems, a Cronenburg-inspired Fantastic Four “almost” happened already, but the budget got too big. Too bad!

(via Indiewire)

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