Eli Roth Turning Fake 'Clown' Into A Real One

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Beware... The Clown!

Attention, aspiring filmmakers: Apparently, making a fake trailer might just be the perfect calling card if you say the movie is directed by Eli Roth.

Filmmaker Joe Watts made a completely unauthorized (and completely fake) trailer for an Eli Roth movie called "Clown," which chronicles the madcap murderous rage of... well, a clown. Eli Roth saw the trailer, and instead of suing Watts, he called him up and said he wanted to make the movie for real.

Is that not one of the most touching Hollywood Cinderella stories you've ever heard?

According to Movieline, Roth has announced that he plans on going forward with "Clown," working closely with Watts and his production team. However, like his pal Quentin Tarantino, Roth has something of a bad habit of "announcing" things that end up not coming to pass, so take this with a grain of salt.

Still, we hope it happens. Eli Roth directing a killer clown movie would actually be pretty sweet.

Watch the "Clown" trailer and tremble!