12 November 2012 12:05 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Chiefly known for his Hollywood output, which includes films such as Robocop, Basic Instinct, Total Recall and ShowgirlsPaul Verhoeven is part of a distinguished lineage of European expats who have made the dream factory great. But the latest project from Verhoeven is the furthest thing from Hollywood one could possibly imagine. This manifests itself not so much in stylistic terms — Tricked (Steekspel) is in fact a soap opera of a comedy — as in the film’s creative process, which saw it being openly crowd-scripted by whomever wanted to contribute. After the first five minutes had been written, the screenplay was posted online where contribution from the public was encouraged in order to fashion a user-generated movie. In Verhoeven’s remarkably well-crafted and likeable film, real estate mogul Remco (Peter Blok) has a weak spot for extramarital affairs, and a wife who is apparently not very concerned about it as »

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