Most of you would probably scoff at the very idea of remaking Ed Wood’s all-time bad movie classic Plan 9 from Outer Space. That’s because all you of Earth are idiots. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
Filming on the unlikely long talked about rehash of the 1959 schlock masterpiece Plan 9 from Outer Space begins filming this Friday, March 25th, in Roanoke, Virgina. This isn’t the first time we’ve told you about filmmaker John Johnson and Darkstone Entertainment’s plan to remake what is widely hailed as the worst movie ever made, but now it is becoming a reality.
The Roanoke Times reports on how Johnson came up with the crazy plan of remaking the worst movie of all time:
He didn’t start out with a grand plan to remake “Plan 9.” While on the set of a different movie, Johnson was griping about Hollywood’s penchant to crank out bad remakes of well-regarded horror films. Someone asked him what film he’d like to see remade. His answer was “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” He sent an email to his friends in film circles sharing this thought, not meaning it as a serious commitment.
The email got forwarded. News items appeared in venues such as the horror trade journal Fangoria reporting that he’d be doing the remake, Johnson said. When that happened, he looked into what it would take to secure the rights and discovered the film is in the public domain.
Essentially, he’s taken Wood’s idea, in which aliens revive the dead to attack the living in a plot to take over the world, and written his own version. His goal is to create a straightforward, low-budget, horror picture tinged with humor. He cites iconic 1980s flicks such as “Fright Night” and “Lost Boys” as models.
Shooting begins tomorrow and will wrap sometime around April 25th. If you’re in the Roanoke area and would like an opportunity to play either a zombie or a pathetic earthling running for its life as graverobbers from outer space plot to destroy the human race, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.