A typical buddy movie about two friends surviving all odds, falling in bromance and coming out stronger—oh, and did we mention that one of them is a rotting CORPSE?!
In a recent Telegraph interview, the movie’s director duo Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan talked about their fart-filled flic. If you haven’t seen this movie, we saw it, and gave it .
“What if there’s a guy who’s stranded in the wilderness, who finds a corpse and feeds it beans, and it farts across the ocean while beautiful music plays and he cries?”—Daniel Scheinert
Daniel immediately regretted pitching the idea, but it turned into a recurring joke and ultimately “poured their hearts” into it and built a story around it.
“Well, in some ways, we thought we were making a more conventional guy trying to get back to his girl story,” Daniel continues. “But the more drafts we wrote, the more we realised… it sounds stupid when writers say “I listening to my character”, but that’s how it ended up happening. We could tell that Hank and Manny needed each other more than Hank and Sarah ever did. We just kept rewriting and rewriting, until we allowed them to fall in love. And once we allowed ourselves to write that, that story really started to grow and blossom into something worthwhile.
So that was a really interesting turning point – when we let Hank and Manny fall in love and accidentally made a gay necrophilia movie.”