'Killer Tomatoes' ripe for a redo - link at hollywoodreporter.com. Wow, what a witty title... 'ripe', I get it - I get jokes. Why am I writing a blog for nothing and you're getting paid to write that? Anyways, "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" is going to be remade and... I'm not pissed off about it. In fact, this could very well be the first remake that I'm not pissed off about. Reason being, Platinum Dunes isn't involved AND the guys that are involved, Kent Nichols and Douglas Savrine, are the guys behind "Ask a Ninja". I think that's pretty cool, not because I'm an "Ask a Ninja" fan... I'm not. In fact, I've never seen a single episode... however, I'm well aware of who they are - two comedians who started up a web-based project out of their apartment and ended up making piles of money. Now, they're teaming up with M. Dal Walton III and remaking "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", not because they want to make a bunch of money... but just because they want to. Success stories, I like 'em.
Film Publicity Help: Tips, Tricks & Traps - straight talk about promoting film in the world of Web 2.0 - link to blog. This is a blog written by Jane Green, who happens to be a film publicist. She also has guest authors, Michael Klastorin (a Unit Publicist) and Karin Zauderer (a Marketing Manager involved in marketing and promoting film festivals in the D.C. area). They tend to write about fluffy movies, but almost all of what they write about are things that every indie filmmaker should know. Do yourself a favor and check it out every once in a while, apply what they have to say and they could end up making you some money.
The New Jason Voorhees Revealed!!! - link to article at bloody-disgusting.com. So, the new Jason is going to be 6'5" Derek Mears who is probably best known as Chameleon from 2007's "The Hills Have Eyes II". Take a look at his imdb profile here, you'll probably recognize him. To be honest, he kinda looks like Jason when he was a kid... in a mutant kind of way. I can see the connection, but... don't think this is going to get me excited about it. Platinum Dunes... Boo.
"Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" Myspace page - link to page at Myspace. I haven't actually seen "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" yet, but I hear it's fantastic - check out the trailer and poster on that page. It was the first Slamdance movie to get picked up and it's going to be released by Anchor Bay. I'm not sure when, but I'll be looking forward to it... in any case, check out the Myspace page... And a little something about the Myspace film pages - they're not that hard to make up. I wanted to make one up for Dead Harvey soon, so I looked into it and it's not that hard and doesn't take long - every indie filmmaker should have a page for themselves, plus a page for their film. It's easy, free marketing.