Italian tire-maker Pirelli must have a whole lot of
money and very little space in which to store it, or something, because obscene salaries are the only possible
explanation for John
collaboration on the hideously
bad, tire-selling short, The Call
. In the film, Malkovich plays a priest who is called to perform an
exorcism on ... a car. Which, obviously, is possessed by Naomi Campbell, who has black wings and appears to have scaled
up her weapon choice rather dramatically from the cell phone she was
(allegedly) wielding last week
. While I will confess to chuckling when Evil Naomi rid the car of Malkovich's holy
water by turning on the windshield wipers, the revelation that all she really wanted was better tires is so silly that
it's not even worth mocking.
But, you know, far be it for me to judge if the thing sells tires or not.
Maybe if I had a car, I'd suddenly be desperate to buy something from Pirelli. Because, really, who doesn't need tires
that ward off evil?
[via Filmmaker Blog