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Raiders remake?

02.26.2004

It was a dream that turned into a legend and now after over twenty years and three reunited friends, it has become a reality. When Jayson Lamb, Eric Zana, and Chris Stompolos were between the ages of 10-12, like many kids that age, they saw RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and were in awe. The boys went out and did the unthinkable, they made a shot for shot recreation of the film starring themselves over a span of seven years and many reels of Betamax. Fate set in for this trio of film-making hopefuls via Ain't it Cool News head honcho Harry Knowles and director Eli Roth. Roth supplied the copy of the film and Harry held the film fest in which it was showed. The response was incredible. It seems that everyone that has seen this film, from Harry's audience down to Steven Spielberg himself have found a soft spot for the effort these three kids put into their project. You can read Harry's article about the experience here.

The story has far from ended though. Vanity Fair recently thrust the boys into the spotlight with a multiple page article in their magazine and what has resulted turns out to be one of the greatest fan-boy-makes-good stories ever. Producer Scott Rudin and Paramount have placed a six figure deal into the hands of the three friends so that their story can be told on the the big screen. Exactly where they've always wanted to be. You can read about the details here in the midst of a blubbering Knowles. I have to admit, it's a feel good tale of following your dreams and you can't help but get caught up in Harry's excitement as he writes with ecstatic happiness and glowing pride. Call it luck if you want but I'm going to go finish that home movie remake of THE OUTSIDERS as soon as I'm done here. I hope I still fit into my leather. "Let's do it for Johnny!" I still got it.

Source: AICN
Tags: Hollywood

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