The first artwork and a sneak peek of the remake of Ed Wood’s all-time bad movie classic Plan 9 from Outer Space, entitled simply Plan 9, are here, and it appears to be a more serious take on the subject matter.
John Johnson directs, and Brian Krause (“Charmed”), Addy Miller (“The Walking Dead”), Conrad Brooks, Matthew Ewald, and horror personality Mr. Lobo star.
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, 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 filmmaking that showed in Wood’s work. John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment has remade the classic film. Simple titled Plan 9, the remake is 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 focuses on the horror and science fiction aspects of the original but also is largely character-driven. It honors not only the original source material but also Ed Wood’s intentions when he made Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Plan 9 is being made with the blessing and participation of Conrad Brooks, the sole surviving member of the original film’s cast and crew. To go as a sister project to the remake, director Johnson and actor Brooks plan to do a commentary for the original film with a Q&A retrospective for its 2-disc DVD release with no set street date at the moment.
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