Ask a Ninja Remakes Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Holy awesome! Although we forgot to mention that yesterday was the International Day of Awesomeness, we're making up for it today by announcing that the 1978's cult classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! is being remade. Get this though, the creators behind the (in)famous Ask a Ninja web series, Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, are writing the script, and Nichols will be making his directorial debut. There's not much more news to report about this, but not much more is needed, because this is certainly now a day (late) of awesomeness for all of us.
The rights were acquired by M. Dal Walton III, the person behind the recent Day of the Dead and Terror Train remakes. Nichols says that any changes to the original plot have yet to be revealed, but of course "it still is expected to revolve around killer tomatoes." He also goes on to say he's a bigger fan of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! than you: "[the film] is the masterwork of a generation. We can only aspire to recapture that magic."
I wish I would have had the incredible pleasure of watching Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, but unfortunately I'm a fool and haven't yet seen it. However, Neil from Film School Rejects exclaims, "it's a fucking classic, dude!" So I'll leave all the discussion on this up to all of you. First question - would a remake of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! even be that awesome? Second question - is it bad or good that this is a complete project from the Ask a Ninja team?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I'm serious, man... Fucking classic!
Neil Miller on Mar 11, 2008
This is by far, the most entertaining news I've heard in a really long time. This has shot right to the top of my most anticipated movies to come list. just one hundred percent B.A.
Alexander on Mar 11, 2008
The tomato looks forward to killing you soon!
Avelanch on Mar 11, 2008
to anwser your questions though: 1) I think it would be amazing to redo the attack of the killer tomatoes and update the special effects a tad and maybe make it a little more relevent to our times (without going overboard and changing the whole movie) 2) I think the "ask a ninja team" could do this movie great justice and hilarity WILL ensue (there had better be a ninja tomato, or "ninatoe" in there.
Avelanch on Mar 11, 2008
This is the most fantastic idea I've seen yet. Cross the classic campiness of the original with the fantastic writing/directing of the Ask A Ninja crew, and you've got yourself an epic adventure. Can I buy my tickets now?
AlexDeGruven on Mar 11, 2008
forget every other movie i planned on seeing, this is now top of my list, as neil said, its a fucking classic
harrison on Mar 11, 2008
Hahahaha, this could be fun done right.
Ryan on Mar 11, 2008
Not sure if I'm remembering correctly, but things that stand out as Essentials for a remake: - Theme song update that preserves the character of the original's lo-fi operatic singer's voice, somehow. - Guy walks into a quiet library. Sits down and says: "To-ma-to" Screaming, near violent riot as everyone immediately runs in fear. - Paper Mache' tomatoes. On visible rollers. Attacking people in striped socks w/ headbands. I'm not particularly impressed w/ what little I've seen of Ask-a-Ninja, but that level of unprofessionalism might be exactly what a remake of this movie requires, to be done right! I'm laughing a little inside at the mere prospect of this.
Djoser on Mar 11, 2008
I honestly can't wait. If they can make this movie as funny as their videos this could be amazingly awesome. Djoser raises a good point about the theme song. I'm thinking System Of A Down. I love AAN and I think these guys are just who is needed to redo this classic film
chasethebarber on Mar 28, 2008
So we have a guy who's never seen the movie proclaiming the news that it's going to be remade by these guys "awesome." I personally am very depressed about the news. I heard rumors of a new Killer Tomato movie, but there's nothing on the official site... now I understand why. We've waited over 15 years for a new Killer Tomato movie, but it's not a sequel, it's a remake. Is there no creativity in the world any more? Let these guys make a Ninja movie, and ruin that. Leave the tomatos alone. Why a remake? The original is fine. What's needed is a sequel. It certainly seems that the original creative team ran out of steam, the 3rd and 4th Tomato movies were deeply bad - but it should be a new movie coming out of the original studio, by the original creators, augmented by some new talent. Let the Ask A Ninja guys remake The Trouble With Tribbles as a bad movie or something with lots of gore, go crap on some other franchise. They should remake Killer Clowns From Outer Space, it seems more like their aesthetic.
Matt Love on Jul 7, 2008
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