Watch: 'Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made' Trailer
Every scene. Every shot. Every stunt. We're taking a short tangent here to feature an outstanding trailer for a book that many movie fans should be interested in. It's called Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, and it's a complete account of the making of the greatest fan film ever made - Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala's Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, completed in 1989, a shot-for-shot remake of Spielberg's original Indiana Jones movie. You've probably heard a bit about the story, or even seen the epic fan film itself at a screening, but now you can read the full story behind it. The trailer for it comes in at a whopping 4 minutes and features some interview segments and a lot of background. Check it!
Tailer for Alan Eisenstock's Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made via YouTube:
Here's the intro to the book and Raiders!: In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question: "Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark? I'm playing Indiana Jones." And they did it. Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt. They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a fifteen-year-old as Indy's love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes (sort of), built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys' faces off. It took seven years.
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made was written by Alan Eisenstock with Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, and will be published on November 13th. In the meantime, you can visit the official book site or Facebook, or check out Amazon for more info or to pre-order. Who doesn't love Indiana Jones?!