If only my gut instinct had been wrong. That rumbling from the foothills you heard this morning was Michael Moore heading to a press conference where he announced that he’ll be helming a sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11 – his 2004 documentary.
He’ll be teaming up with most of the old regulars again, and will see Paramount Vantage and Overture Films working together for the second time.
At this point, there are no details for what the film will focus on, which makes it confusing because he covered the subject of 9/11 fairly completely (if not necessarily objectively) the first time around. Something about the movie, though, makes it a direct follow up.
I had the pleasure of seeing Fahrenheit 9/11 in Crawford, Texas about a mile from George Bush’s ranch. Since Moore’s sequel is being slated for 2009, I doubt I’ll enjoy a similar experience, but something tells me it’ll still pack the same punch that drives protesters into a frenzy.
It seems obvious that Moore is out of good subject material. Why go back to the same well? Money is one reason, but it won’t raise anymore awareness or create more discussion. We’ve been there. We’ve done it. For some reason, Moore can’t say goodbye to all of that, and I have to wonder if he’s even relevant enough to pull it off again.
I’m either too confused to understand this move or too apathetic about Moore to care at this point. Either way, can someone get Kevin Carr to do a WTF article for this one?