Raiders Of The Lost Ark fan film now inspiring a movie
The story of two youngsters remaking Raiders Of The Lost Ark is to become a new film from the producer of Napoleon Dynamite...
It was back in 1982 that two 11-year olds, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, embarked on what would become one of the most famous, and earliest, fan films of all time. They started work on a shot for shot remake of Steven Spielberg's Raiders Of The Lost Ark, a project that would take them through until they were 18. And when Raiders Of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation was finally complete, even the likes of Steven Spielberg was impressed with the end results.
Their venture was charted in a book called Raiders!, by Alan Eisenstock, and that book has now been optioned for the big screen by Jeremy Coon, the producer of Napoleon Dynamite. Coon intends to make two films, the first being a documentary, the second being a feature retelling of the Raiders Of The Lost Ark remake.
Both Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, now in their 40s, are on board as co-producers. As we hear more on either film, we'll let you know!
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