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Rufio actor launches Kickstarter for a short film about his Hook character

02.17.2017

It's been nearly 30 years (!!!) since HOOK opened in theaters, but people still treasure the performances and the music of the movie to this day. For that reason, it looks like Rufio actor, Dante Basco, has started a Kickstarter in order to make a prequel called BANGARANG that's based on his character. He's asking for $30,000 to tell the story of Roofus, a 13-year-old in foster care who finds out he is destined to be more than he is. But don't take my word for it! You can check out Basco's exact words from the Kickstarter below!

In a world of endless sequels, prequels, and reboots - we feel Bangarang holds a unique place. Sure, it draws off a popular studio film, and billion dollar property (Peter Pan), but the key for us is that this movie is a social commentary on the current world climate. We are taking a beloved character out of his comfort zone.

This is an underdog, coming-of-age film in all the best ways. It's the story of a under represented group of heroes - bullied because they're different, and nothing more (such as Roofus, who comes from a immigrant family) - who won't let their villains get in the way of destiny. We think there's a hunger for good storytelling and strong execution, as well as fun original characters. With Bangarang, we plan to do just that.

Well, I certainly have no qualms with the message! Given everyone's love for HOOK, and Ru-Fi-Ohhhhhhhhhhh in particular, I don't think he's going to have a hard time meeting and exceeding his goal of $30,000 by the end of the day (of which it's already at $22,000). The story of Peter Pan and its characters is one that will be told and retold for years to come, so I like the idea of this kind of off-shoot. Best of luck to Basco and his crew, and you can check out the Kickstarter page by clicking on Rufio's glorious hair below!

Bangarang Rufio

Source: Kickstarter

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