Drafthouse Films has acquired Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen’s “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made,” a documentary about two friends’ journey to complete their passion project: a shot-for-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
“Raiders!” has been a hit on the festival circuit with strong screenings at SXSW, DOC NYC, Fantasia International Film Festival and more.
“Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” will see a limited theatrical release across North America in the summer of 2016, alongside a variety of VOD and digital platforms, with a Blu-ray/DVD release to follow later in the year.
Here's a little synopisis about the film:
"After Steven Spielberg’s classic film was released almost 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene…except one; the film’s explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders! is the story of the project’s culmination, chronicling the friends’ dedication to their artistic vision-mixed in with some movie magic-to create the greatest fan film ever made."
Personally, I can't wait for this film to come out!