Earlier today, hedge fund manager Carl Icahn announced on Twitter that 60 seconds after the stroke of midnight tonight, he will release the latest project he's been working on: a 15 minute film of which he is naturally the star, called "Danger Ahead: A Message From Carl Icahn." The premise appears to be that thanks to low interest rates, among other things, this country is headed for an economic disaster of mega proportions, unless policy makers and corporate executives follow Icahn's advice and do stuff like vote for Donald Trump.
While some money managers might've been content to simply appear on various cable networks to relay their thoughts, or put them down in letters to investors, Carl, having been apparently influenced by Scorsese, Coppola, and De Palma knew he had to Hollywood this thing up. This movie has it all-- a terrifying score, old footage of Icahn appearing on CNBC talkin' danger, voice-overs, and Icahn in a dark room saying things like "I grew upon on the streets of Queens." Plus, a trailer! For a 15 minute clip! Carl also hyped the flick in an interview with the Post, in which he noted that if HE was president, he'd exact some schoolyard justice on his out of touch friends.
“I’m saying the wealthy, the elitists, are a little oblivious to the problems” facing the country, Icahn told The Post. “They are my friends but they feel a certain sense of entitlement.” Icahn, speaking ahead of a 15-minute video expected to be released Tuesday, said a pal, a fellow 1 percenter, asked him recently the first thing he would do if he were elected president, and he replied: “I told him I would make you pay some f- -king taxes.” In the video, called “Danger Ahead,” Icahn, who is backing Donald Trump’s candidacy, gives his views on the US economy — and Trump.
Members of the Academy, start your engines.