Michael Moore ditching documentaries?

He says he's planning to focus on fiction for now...

Despite finding massive success with documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling For Columbine, it looks like Michael Moore wants to try his hand at fictional movies for a change.

He has one comedy already under his belt - the 1995 effort Canadian Bacon, which featured both Moore's trademark take on politics (in this case a phony war between Canada and the US) and John Candy's last acting job.

But now, talking to The Detroit News, he's indicated that he's ready to switch back to fiction full time - at least for a while.

“I’ve been thinking that maybe this will be my last documentary… Or maybe for a while," he says, admitting that he's already been writing a couple of possible ideas.

“I have been working on two screenplays over the last couple of years. One’s a comedy, one’s a mystery, and I really want to do this.”

Given that his films always tend to have a strong narrative anyway (and that Bacon is an under-appreciated comedy), it'll be fun to see what he comes up with.

But don't go thinking he's done with documentaries just yet- his latest, Capitalism: A Love Story, will arrive in cinemas later this year.

[Source: The Detroit News, via Firstshowing]

What do you think a new Moore comedy or mystery will be like? Will he leave the politics at home?


    • zoodust

      Aug 3rd 2009, 6:30

      "will he leave the politics at home?" rhetorical question... right?

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    • sjsmith88

      Aug 3rd 2009, 9:29

      Why doesn't he stick to what he's good at? Sensationalism. Can't stand the guy. The news doesn't excite me in the very slightest.

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    • HailEris

      Aug 5th 2009, 22:29

      Wait, those other movies he made were supposed to be non-fiction?

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