We've had Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and more recently, Confessions of a Superhero. Now buzz is forming around another manifestation -- this time, the action hero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a company called Transformer Inc. has nabbed the Japanese distribution rights to a spoof film called Confessions of an Action Star. The satire is said to be an homage to the big action stars of the past -- Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal and Keanu Reeves. Hmm, the last inclusion makes me want to sing: "Which of these things is not like the others?" He's got The Matrix and all, but he's hardly the muscled variety of action hero.

Anywho, the film is about Frank Sledge, a composite character, who is a male-stripper-turned-action star. As he rises into "megafame," a number of fictional friends watch his success, and rumor has it that they're played by a bunch of A-C-list actors that Shoreline won't disclose. However, as tight-lipped as they are, the trailer that was shown to potential buyers is said to include Angelina Jolie, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Eric Roberts. According to a Transformer exec: "The film stands alone as a funny action spoof, but the cameos, playing themselves, make it so real, which helps push the satire and makes the genre fresh." While this all sounds goofy, it sounds so in the most appealing way. But why has there been absolutely no word on stateside distribution? In fact, googling the production, I only found links to this Japanese acquisition. If anyone has further information on this feature, please comment down below -- especially if the film includes a classic, stretchy Van Damme training sequence.
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