You knew that it was coming — countless spinoffs and reenactments of the Christian Bale tirade on the set of Terminator Salvation. It reminds me of the “I’m F*cking Matt Damon” video that Sarah Silverman made for the Jimmy Kimmel Show a while back and the subsequent viral marketing that Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks did for Zack and Miri Make a Porno. This time it is Michael Cera and director Miguel Arteta capitalizing on Bale for a little viral marketing spot for their upcoming film Youth in Revolt, which is based on a wildly popular book by C.D. Payne. In the film, Cera stars a Nick Twisp, a 14-year old kid who sets his sights on his dream girl and the loss of his virginity.
As our friend Erik Davis at Cinematical points out, this video also confirms for us that the project is still in production even though it was supposed to be out in the very near future. It now has a tagline of Fall 2009. Davis goes on to speculate about the film’s potential release path, including a possible stop at the Toronto Film Festival in August. And no matter the release date, this video is relatively funny — though the joke is getting a little tired. That, and I am not really sold on Michael Cera being able to be that angry — he just doesn’t seem like the type.