Tommy Wiseau stars in 'Scary Love' for The Neighborhood

The infamous writer, director, and star of "The Room" is returning to our screens in "Scary Love," unveiled as a science fiction story in the style of a classic B-movie -- but equally likely to be The Neighborhood's new music video.

Tommy Wiseau, star and director of cult hit "The Room," is being presented as the lead actor in "Scary Love."

In a neon-infused, rain-drenched setting, he plays a bounty hunter searching for his long-lost love, according to The Hollywood Reporter's reveal.


Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford and produced through her Telefantasy Studios label, "Scary Love" is supposed to be "a science fiction tale told in the style of classic B-movies and outfitted with practical special effects, laser beams and lunatic ideas which are guaranteed to make it the next big midnight movie hit," per THR's information.

No date has been given for the project's full release.

However, "Scary Love" shares its name and soundtrack with a single by California band The Neighborhood, whose self-titled third album is due March 9.

Stratford, a multimedia artist who specializes in 1980s-style visuals, has directed music videos for Of Montreal, Beach House, Geneva Jacuzzi and Gerard Way.


Tommy Wiseau became increasingly well-known after the release of meandering 2003 directorial debut "The Room," widely regarded as being one of the worst films of all time.

But where "The Room" was received as an absurdly incompetent but serious attempt at romantic drama, Wiseau then became involved with more self-aware material, from hosting "The Tommy Wi-Show" for gaming network Machinima and directing the Corsica Arts Club music video "California I Follow" to playing a masked antagonist in the purposefully disjointed "Samurai Cop 2."

And while sporadic web series "The Neighbors," launched in 2015, may have been as challenging to watch as "The Room," low-budget comedy thriller "Best F(r)iends" could yet be seen as an attempt to make better use of Wiseau's acting eccentricities.

It represents an on-screen re-union for Wiseau and his co-star in "The Room," Greg Sestero, who provided the script himself, and had also co-written the behind-the-scenes book that was the basis for 2017 James Franco film "The Disaster Artist."

Following a very limited preview schedule in the UK and US, "Best F(r)iends" is being lined up for US release on March 30 and April 2 via Fathom Events, with "Best F(r)iends: Volume Two" announced for June 1 and 4, 2018.