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Plan 9 From Outer Space remake is heading your way next month

01.26.2016

There is certainly a place in the industry for remakes. While it has become popular for fans to criticize the very idea of a remake, regardless of what it is, there are a number of beloved films over the years that have been remakes of earlier material - THE THING, THE FLY, etc. If a filmmaker can find a way to improve upon the original or put their own spin on the source material, then the potential for a remake to co-exist with its predecessor is absolutely there.

And that brings me to Johnny Johnson, who has made a remake of Ed Wood's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. Having been in the works for a number of years, Johnson's film, simply known as PLAN 9, really has nowhere to go but up. After all, how do you not make better a film that has long been considered one of the worst movies ever made?

We're going to find out though, with PLAN 9 getting a street date to hit VOD next month, with a Blu-ray/DVD release to follow sometime in April or May. Gravitas Ventures has officially picked up the film and is releasing it out into the world, and... well, it can't be any worse than what Ed Wood already gave us, can it?

PLAN 9 hits VOD on February 16.

Source: Horror Society

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12:19PM on 01/27/2016
I get the allure of it. After all, even if movies like Manos: The Hands of Fate and The Room have usurped its title, fifty-three years later Plan 9 From Outer Space still resonates as the worst movie ever made. Which means there is no way to do it justice as a remake. The story is nothing to write home about for being good or bad. The execution will either be more competent, or more boring, than what Wood did. And no Bela Lugosi home videos to use as a jumping-off point.
I get the allure of it. After all, even if movies like Manos: The Hands of Fate and The Room have usurped its title, fifty-three years later Plan 9 From Outer Space still resonates as the worst movie ever made. Which means there is no way to do it justice as a remake. The story is nothing to write home about for being good or bad. The execution will either be more competent, or more boring, than what Wood did. And no Bela Lugosi home videos to use as a jumping-off point.
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10:03PM on 01/26/2016

Rather Watch the Original

This is actually going to be worse than the original. At least the original is amusing. This looks terrible.
This is actually going to be worse than the original. At least the original is amusing. This looks terrible.
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6:59PM on 01/26/2016
This isn't the first time someone has tried to remake Plan 9, and it won't be the last. But I don't know why - Plan 9's underlying plot doesn't give you anything to work with. Either you go the comedy route and end up with something less funny than the original, or you go the serious route and end up with something passably mediocre, which is a pretty sad state when compared to standing out as the worst movie of all time.
This isn't the first time someone has tried to remake Plan 9, and it won't be the last. But I don't know why - Plan 9's underlying plot doesn't give you anything to work with. Either you go the comedy route and end up with something less funny than the original, or you go the serious route and end up with something passably mediocre, which is a pretty sad state when compared to standing out as the worst movie of all time.
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5:46PM on 01/26/2016
Looks like any one of hundreds of direct to video zombie films. Just using the gimmick of claiming to be a remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space to try to get some publicity..
Cool looking evil radio on the trailer but that's about it though.
Looks like any one of hundreds of direct to video zombie films. Just using the gimmick of claiming to be a remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space to try to get some publicity..
Cool looking evil radio on the trailer but that's about it though.
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5:22PM on 01/26/2016
Think I'll pass.
Think I'll pass.
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