So why did Glenn buy that giant movie studio in Texas?

A few years ago, Glenn left New York City, moved to Texas, and bought a movie studio. A lot of people were confused. Some thought he was crazy. Why would he leave Manhattan, the heart of the media world, when he was one of the biggest names in cable news? Well, if you’re a fan you probably already know the answer: Glenn has big dreams, unlimited creativity…and a movie studio that is about to be put to use.

The Hollywood Reporter, a website dedicated to the latest news in film and television, sat down with Glenn in an exclusive interview to find out exactly what he has planned for Mercury Studios.

“I bought a movie studio for a reason,” he told THR. “I have every intent of finding great artists who will tell great stories that aren’t typical. Everybody thinks they know who I am because of my stint on Fox — that was two years of my life. I’m much more into culture than I am into politics, and that’s where I intend on making my stand.”

Glenn hinted at three projects – an ancient history film, a modern history film, and one that would be faith based – and revealed that he bought back the film rights to one of his most personal and successful novels: The Christmas Sweater.

“The meaning of The Christmas Sweater is that there are second chances,” Glenn said. “It is based not only on my childhood but a dream that I had as an adult after I sobered up.”

The Christmas Sweater adapts the story of Glenn’s last Christmas with his mother before she died, as well as his own personal struggles with drugs and alcohol as an adult looking to turn his life around.

“I sobered up, and the last part of [the book] is based on a dream that I had when I was sobering up,” Glenn said in an interview with Don Imus. “And I realized how hard work was that I had to do and it was about facing your storm and just going through. Don’t worry about the storm. You got to walk through it and it’s warm on the other side, but if you’re going to stand here and be afraid of the clouds in that storm walking through, well, you’re going to be in this desolate place forever.”

Glenn listed DivergentLone Survivor,Moulin Rouge!, 2010′s True Grit, The Magnificent Seven  The Princess Bride, and The Lego Movie as inspirations for the kinds of films he wanted to make, emphasizing that he did not want to make movies that were too preachy, but would deliver a high quality and entertaining experience with a positive message.

 

  • Republitards suck

    Please. He wants to push Mormon BS to the masses.

  • John Pender

    Glenn, will you be accepting script submissions? If so, is there a contact person? Thanks, John Pender johnpender123@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    Hey retard….I lay odds that his movies make more on a percentage than most Hollywood trash. Then again jack@sses like you won’t see them because they won’t rewrite history, be hypocritical and have an agenda

  • Deckard426

    Not a bad purchase really. The only thing with more potential would have been a gin bottling plant near the Kennedy compound.

  • Bart Masterson

    Mormon bs, or Moral BS? I assume, to you, those are interchangeable. I offer you a quote from Trey and Parker, creators of South Park and Book of Mormon. I think you will agree that they aren’t preaching “Mormon bs”.

    “The members of the LDS church are undoubtedly the nicest people on the planet. Their religion is kooky, but if this is what it takes to be nice, bring on the kookiness.”

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  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Better than liberal BS Hollywood keeps pushing.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Sounds good can you do a Noah movie without the green propaganda that would be great.

  • Dwayne Huskins

    He wants to push Mormon BS to the masses ?? ok well he sucks at it then cuz Ive been a member of The Blaze TV for almost a year now , only twice have I had to log out when he starts talking about god , to each their own , its just not for me but its important to recognize the role religion played in the founding of the US .

  • Crassus

    If Glenn would remake Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Cool Hand Luke I’d go see them just out of curiousity.

  • Type 53

    The kookiness I don’t object to. It’s the deception, demonstrated in guys like Beck, to pass themselves off as mainstream Christians. They are not.

  • Krimsen King

    it’s entirely possible that any ‘green propaganda’ was in the Bible to begin with… ;)

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Not as bad as Noah. At least there is reason to what the Bible says when it comes to treating the resources right but to take it as far as they did it just ruined the message behind it.

  • Bozeman

    It’s up to each of us to help secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • really!man

    I didn’t realize that the word ‘Christian’ had been re-defined lately…