“The nesting dolls aren’t real,” said the screenwriter. “They’re a metaphor for the general’s rise through the ranks and the hollowness he feels in a world of constant war.”
“But if it is set in the future,” said the producer, “let’s make it more like Alien and have one of the smaller generals actually burst right out of him!”
“But it’s not supposed to be real . . .”
“It’ll be real as hell in Dolby 3D!” “It’s all in his head!”
“Even better!” said the producer. “He’s insane, like Human Centipede, except that he hollows them out before he fits them together!