OLYMPUS MONS – Brown Bunny and Buffalo 66 director and star Vincent Gallo is concluding what has been described by the actor/astronaut as a ‘largely useless’ mission to Mars.
In his final video link before he begins his two year voyage back top Earth, Vincent Gallo told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
When I left there was such an air of optimism and hope. My last movie was due to be released – Promises Written on Water – and there were crowds of people cheering me off. And I’ve always had quite a cynical view of Hollywood people, but everyone – directors, producers, agents – came to see me off and it was such a party atmosphere. I was really touched. I thought, they really understand how important it is that I go to Mars. It was incredible.
Well, I was midway there that it first occurred to me looking out at the vastness of space that no one had actually given me a mission as such. It was a crazy oversight, but I have no real scientific know how, I don’t know about geology or chemistry, or biology or astronomy. So when I arrived there was very little for me to actually do. I took some photographs but stupidly I hadn’t deleted my memory card and it was almost full. I should have deleted all my shots from the Venice Film Festival but in the end I thought, I really want to keep them. So there wasn’t even a record I could keep.
Didn’t NASA give you a list of things they wanted?
NASA? Who are NASA?
The National Aeronautics and Space Agency.
Never heard of them. I take my orders from the MCA. They must be rivals I guess.
So how did you spend your time on Mars?
Well, not having much to do I developed some screenplays and I’m hoping to start filming the minute I get back to Earth. They’re going to be experimental and long. God they’re long.
In unrelated move, President Barack Obama today confirmed that the orbiting missile defensive shield system (or Star Wars) has been turned outwards to aim away from the Earth in what is being called an ‘Exercise’.