In the first decade of this new millennium, Fabio's big screen career has been nothing like his more prominent TV profile with the likes of Conan O'Brien. A cameo in the 2009 Weird Al Yankovic comedy Al's Brain in 3-D is pretty much it.
The Fallen Ones was written and is being produced by Hawley resident Keith Stoddard. Among the locations being used for the three-week shoot scheduled to wrap August 7th is a Code Red Video and Entertainment store co-owned by Stoddard, on Route 6 between Lake Wallenpaupack and Decker Pond.
Hoping to prove he is still Fabio-lous
(Image courtesy FabioIFC.com)
The title The Fallen Ones seems - to quote Shawshank Warden Norton's least favorite word - unnecessarily obtuse; a marquee that could hew more closely to something like "Watch Fabio in The North Carolina Massacre" would likely draw in far more lovers of butter-soaked popcorn. Fabio's co-stars include Lee Perkins, Chuck Williams and a number of professional wrestlers.
No matter what happens with Fabio's planned movie comeback, you can bet the resort hamlet of Hawley will soon be a-Twitter with sightings of the fun-loving, self-deprecating Milan native. But a word of warning to Mr. Lanzoni: you should go out of your way to make sure any new big screen endeavors are decent or, at least, appropriately wink-wink. Otherwise, more than one wise-cracking movie critic is bound to chime in with the punchline, 'I can't believe it's not better.'