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“Sentient Subway:” The Ultimate Hollywood Pitch

Train092507The pitch? 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Speed meets Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People .

The pitch in more detail: Keanu Reeves plays Ethan, an ultra smart computer programmer who creates an artificial intelligence that goes inside the London Underground’s newest super train. Needless to say, things go awry, and Keanu must save the day from the titular sentient subway, his own Frankenstein-like creation. But who will play the sentient subway itself? Why, none other than Emma Clarke, the voice of the London Underground!

Unfortunately, the project isn’t real: It’s a gag pitch from the folks at Marzipan Taco, who call up an actual UK production agency and make their way past the receptionist with a mixture of Hollywood smugness and alpha-male assertiveness. Absolute genius.

Let’s Pitch Sentient Subway [Marzipan Taco] (via io9)

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