Marlon Wayans has worked long and hard to perfect his craft. A veteran of the film industry, Wayans is not a fan of those who steal his work.
The “A Haunted House” took to Twitter to slam bootleggers.
“I’m sad that some of u take pride in bootlegging. Karma is a b----, you’re accomplishing & hard work will too be cheated. #colorpurplehand
“I don’t give the hood a pass on bootlegging. I’m from the hood. But the only way out is changing the mindset. WE better than that! #noexcuse,” he wrote.
Wayans said bootlegging killed music. He predicts movies will be next if piracy doesn’t end.
“People we killed our entertainment with pirating. We killed music. Movies is next. U will look up to see our children with no ART. Sad”
Marlon Wayans has been in the film game for over two decades. The Wayans Brothers collectively have brought several classic projects to world, including “Don’t Be a Menace,” “I’ma Get You Sucka” and the “Scary Movie” franchise.
Wayans recently made an appearance on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” to slam the The Weinstein Company for stealing “Scary Movie.”
“Hollywood is not messing with me. It’s the same movie company,” Marlon said. “I can just imagine how hard it was for white people to let their slaves go. They just wanted them to feel so bad. They was like ‘I’ll show you.’ You can’t show me. I picked those crops. I made that cotton. I know how to do this. I don’t need you anymore. I got my 40 acres and my mule. That’s all I need. Now, I’ma do me.”
Marlon revealed he and his brothers had full creative control over the first two Scary Movies.
The film company, he said, took Scary Movie 3.
“You can be mad about it. But at a point, you not going to be able to stop what I do. All you’re going to do is start hating yourself. They took [Scary Movie] 3 from us. 3 was an idea that we pitch to them. They absolutely stole the idea and did a bad version. We have the script and everything- the good version. We were like alright, you can have that one.”
Marlon hinted that the film company is purposely releasing “Scary Movie 5” to compete with “A Haunted House.”
“Now, they think every time we come out with something, they can mimic it. This one you can’t mimic,” he said. “Scary Movie 5’s trailer is terrible compared to this. You got Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Heather Locklear, it look like an episode of celebrity rehab. They tried to steal the flavor. They just making chicken. I got the recipe. We got a flavor. It’s something we’ve done because how we was raised, where we was raised, how we see the world. You can’t take my eyes from me.”
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