August 30th is shaping up to be a huge day! Not only will Tool (maybe) release a new album (our thoughts on what else they could be doing here) but Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst will be releasing his new thriller movie The Fanatic which features the one and only John Travolta playing a character akin to most of us fanboys and girls (well maybe not as extreme) who wants nothing more than to get up close and personal with his favourite actor Hunter Dunbar, played by Final Destination‘s Devon Sawa.
The plot for the movie goes:
Moose is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger. As the visits continue to escalate, Hunter Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.
The flick looks like it pulls off some major Misery vibes (the Stephen King book/movie) and may or may not be inspired in some way shape or form by an encounter Fred Durst has had over the years. We’ve all come across one of these eager fanatics at one point in our lives right? Not gonna lie, I’m keen as fuck to see Travolta take on this role, complete with that hilariously bad wig.