Michael Moore wants his money back. Actually, he wants your money back, if you lost any in the financial meltdown.
And though he knows that probably won’t happen, the filmmaker at least wants to stick it to the people who took it.
The still untitled film, which opens Oct. 2, will zero in on the corporations and politicians he says caused the global financial crash.
Wall Street robber barons are Moore’s new on-screen enemy.
“The movie is not going to be an economics lesson; it’s going to be more like a vampire movie,” the filmmaker jokes. “Instead of the main characters feasting on the blood of their victims, they feast on the money. And they never seem to get enough of it.”
When the collapse walloped the country last September, Moore says he knew not only that it would matter to regular people, but also that the inherent decadence was ripe for his style of satire.
“If you go to see my movies, even if you don’t agree with everything in the movies, you’re going to have a good laugh,” Moore says. “I want them to walk out at the end saying ‘Wow, that was something!’ And in this case, maybe they also walk out asking the ushers, ‘Um, excuse me. Where are the pitchforks and torches?’ “