Plan 9 Remake Gets A Bigger Budget - Trailer On The Way

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Steve Clark - Publicist Darkstone Entertainment

On September 9th the producers of "Plan 9", the remake of the 1959 cult classic "Plan 9 From Outer Space", will be releasing a special teaser trailer for the film.

Originally the production team had hoped to have the film ready to go this year for the 50th anniversary of the infamous Ed Wood classic, but a new larger budget has given them more opportunities to produce a higher end movie. Originally the production was set to begin last March, that date has now been moved up to April of 2010. By allowing the extra time, it has allowed the film makers to switch from 16mm to Super 35mm film, which will provide a much better visual quality.

Director John Johnson explains, "....to make sure we still have something for the anniversary of the original film’s release in 1959 we shot this teaser trailer, which will to give the world a better idea of the style and direction we are going with our remake."

Here is a synopsis from the film's website:

In 1959, a film was released that would live in the minds and hearts of science fiction and horror fans for years to come. That film was Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s magnum opus, "Plan 9 From Outer Space", a story about aliens re-animating the dead in order to kill Earth's population. Though widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made, genre audiences could not resist the exuberance and love for the art of film making that showed in Wood's work, and the movie has become a cherished cult classic that still survives on home video and in midnight screenings across the world.

Now, in time to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Plan 9 From Outer Space", director John Johnson – along with his production company, Darkstone Entertainment – is poised to remake the classic film. Simply titled "Plan 9", the remake will be a serious-minded retelling of the original story, paying homage to the spirit of Wood's film without resorting to camp or parody. The film will focus on the horror and science fiction aspects of the original, but will also be largely character-driven. Johnson's goal for "Plan 9" is to make a film that honors not only the original source material, but also Ed Wood's intentions when he made "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Wood's plan was to make a very scary sci-fi/horror film, and Johnson wishes to do exactly that – create a film that Wood would have enjoyed, or perhaps even made himself, if not bound by the technological limitations placed on filmmakers 50 years ago.

Meanwhile, the other "Plan 9 From Outer Space" remake, yes there are two, called "Grave Robbers From Outer Space", is already well into production.

1 comment:

  1. I'm actually looking forward to these. Their approach seems right.

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