When Will Gluck created the fake movie Moonquake Lake in his remake of Annie, he credited Moonquake to directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It turns out the trio of directors are all friends who prank each other in their various projects. So with The Last Man on Earth premiering on Fox this Sunday, I joined a conference call with Lord, Miller and star Will Forte to ask if they used the show to prank Gluck back for Moonquake Lake.
“We didn’t even think about it in the realm of television,” they said. “I can’t believe we dropped the ball on that. I’m so sad that we didn’t think of that. There’s always post-production. Man, where were you?”
I actually forgot to ask about a Will Gluck prank when I interviewed Phil Lord at TCA (http://nukethefridge.com/2015/01/17/tca-qa-phil-lord-last-man-earth-lego-movie-crossovers-23-jump-street-ideas/). If only I had asked earlier, there would have been time.
“We would’ve gone right on it,” they said. “We’ll try to think of something.”
Or even if the conference call were one day earlier, they could’ve taken a jab at Gluck. “Yesterday was the last day of production so even if it happened yesterday,” they said. “We literally shot the last shot yesterday for the whole season.”
The Last Man on Earth stars Forte as the lone survivor of a viral apocalypse. Watch the premiere Sunday on Fox, and come back to Nuke the Fridge this week for our exclusive interview with Forte from TCA!