Fantastic Fest, currently going on in Austin, Texas and there have been several posters found around town for a mysterious “remake” of Orson Welles‘ Citizen Kane called Citizen Jane, starring Michelle Rodriguez. The posters list a website (CitizenJaneMovie.com) that contains a teaser trailer for “the new film.”
Citizen Jane stars Michelle Rodriguez as Charlotte Foster Jane, a lethal assassin hell bent on avenging the murder of her parents in this guns blazing, action packed retelling of Orson Welles 1941 classic, “Citizen Kane.” She will do anything for her Rosebud…
The film also stars Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey and Daryl Sabara.
Is this real? A joke?
The poster features a release date of September 5th, 2011. “Citizen Kane” was released on September 5th, 1941, making it a difference of 70 years. A copyright notice on the website lists Urban Arson, which is an anagram for Aaron Burns, a visual effects artist who wrote and directed an independent $1 million movie called Blacktino, which signed Rodriguez back in August.
Here’s the synopsis for Blacktino:
“Blacktino is a dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-latino nerd named Stefan Daily. He was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school,
Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department. In the tradition of the great teen comedies of the last thirty years Blacktino will ensure that the torch of “teen angst” continues to burn bright.”
We think that Citizen Jane is part of a viral campaign for Blacktino, which also stars Trejo and Fahey.