Despite the fact that he’s made his name in the world of documentaries, director Michael Moore has dabbled in the world of narrative filmmaking before. And it appears as if he’s about to do it again.
The director, who hasn’t had a non-documentary project since 1995’s Canadian Bacon, said this weekend that his upcoming doc Capitalism: A Love Story will be his last documentary, at least “for a while.”
Moore, who has directed three of the six highest grossing documentaries ever, told The Detroit News that he has two different projects on his mind:
“I have been working on two screenplays over the last couple of years,” he says. “One’s a comedy, one’s a mystery, and I really want to do this.”
This is an interesting proposition for Moore, who has spent the last several years rabble-rousing in the field of documentaries. It will be interesting to see what he can come up with for his first narrative feature, and whether it will be a comedy, mystery, or mysteriously comedic. I’ve enjoyed Moore’s docs, and lets all just say that Canadian Bacon was good stuff back in the day. However, what will Moore do without John Candy?
What do you think about Michael Moore’s next two films not being documentaries?