No, it's not a spoof. Cinescape tends to publish a lot of genre-related (usually sci-fi/action/horror) news and rumors, but they're generally quick to point out whether a story is a rumor.
The complete lack of thought put into this script idea seems very plausible to me, that's for sure. Hollywood has proven time and again that they're completely out of touch with the outside world. Here is Exhibit 430,998 (give or take a 100,000).