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Francis Ford Coppola needs your help to make an Apocalypse Now video-game

Really? Although APOCALYPSE NOW is highly regarded and considered to be one of the best war movies of all time, I can't imagine that many people were eagerly awaiting its video-game adaptation. Francis Ford Coppola has announced that should we want it, we'll soon get to experience his psychedelic vision of Vietnam in video-game form. In order to " maintain the creative...
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Cool Videos: David Hasselhoff performs the amazing title track for Kung Fury

Back in 2013, we brought you the trailer for a Kickstarter campaign to make an 80s martial arts comedy called KUNG FURY. The reception was great and now the movie is set to debut this year and we have the official music video for the title track from the film. Why would we share a music video for a small, crowdfunded movie? Because the music video is astoundingly perfect in every way...
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Review: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

PLOT: Dr. Hess Greene (Steven Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed with a thirst for blood after his deranged assistant stabs him with an ancient African dagger. His new addiction leads to a torrid romance with the widow of his first victim, the beautiful, alluring Ganja (Zaraah Abrahams). REVIEW: Itís been a rough couple of years for Spike Lee . Universally regarded as one of...
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Cool Videos: Fun full trailer for fan-made Nightwing web series

Earlier this year we got a first look at Danny Shepherd and Jeremy Le's Nightwing: The Series , and now a full trailer has been released for their upcoming fan-made web series. Shepherd and Le funded the project through Kickstarter, and I'm pretty impressed with what they've done with such a small budget. We already know the villain Deathstroke will also be featured...
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Cool Videos: Trailer for fan made short based on Neil Gaiman's Sandman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a feature film based on Neil Gaiman 's Sandman comics, but apparently there's also another Sandman project in the works as well. It's a fan made short called Hope in the Abyss from director/producer André Kirkman, and it's being funded through Kickstarter. A trailer/promo video has been released for the short, and it...
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Cool Videos: Kickstarter project Kung Fury is an '80's action mash-up of epic proportions

Now, this is just awesome. KUNG FURY, an over-the-top slice of '80's nostalgic action complete with Adolf Hitler, a Norse God, Vikings, a Lamborghini, headbands, Uzi's, and even a Nintendo Power Glove is the kind of visual mash-up that you could only dream about. It's part brilliance, part insanity, and all fun with some really impressive CGI given the low budget aspect of...
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Spike Lee reaches Kickstarter goal; blows up on Bloomberg host

Director Spike Lee has reached his Kickstarter goal of #1.25 million as of today, attaining success in the footsteps of previous big-name Kickstarter folks VERONICA MARS and Zach Braff . Prior to reaching that goal, however, Lee was on the defensive from his critics, who felt that Lee shouldn't be using Kickstarter as he's an established filmmaker with access to more money than your...
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UPDATED: Zach Braff's Kickstarter film has now grabbed a financial backer to fund project

UPDATE 2: Fellow editor Jesse Giroux just sent us a project update that was that was emailed to those who contributed to Braff's project on Kickstarter. The update is rather lengthy but is titled "Project Update #23: Correcting "The Hollywood Reporter". Braff states that Worldview is not fully funding the project, only providing gap financing as Variety already reported. The three...
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Zach Braff joins the Kickstarter movement to fund his feature Wish I Was Here

I've got a love/hate feeling toward crowdfunding , which stems from the recent VERONICA MARS movie being funded when the studio easily could've footed the bill. I feel that places like Kickstarter are best served to the independent filmmakers who want to make a film outside of the studio system and don't have the Hollywood resources to do so. Now, my views are being challenged, as Zach...
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C'mon Hollywood: Why should we pay you to make movies?

This past week we witnessed a new evolution of crowdsourcing. The campaign to greenlight a VERONICA MARS movie, based on the short-lived TV show starring Kristen Bell , was able to raise more than it’s $2 million goal in less than 24 hours, making Kickstarter history and sounding the war drums for fans all over the world. It felt like a glorious victory for the show, which has...
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UPDATE: So, you want to see a Veronica Mars movie? The ball's in your court as Kristen Bell tries to kickstart it

UPDATE: So, not only has this campaign made its goal of $2 million in under 24 hours, but it's still going. Never underestimate the power of the fans. I firmly believe this is going to change things in big ways, both good and bad. Stay tuned for news on a VERONICA MARS movie! I've never seen Veronica Mars, so I can't say whether this is worth your while or not.  However, I...
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Cool Videos: Would you like to see a live action Nightwing series? Kickstart it!

Kickstarter is a great tool for filmmakers because it gives fans the opportunity to support projects that would otherwise not make it to theaters, television, or major websites. This NIGHTWING series is a prime example of that. Fans and filmmakers Danny Shepherd and Jeremy Le released a NIGHTWING short film earlier this year and got almost a million hits. From that support, they...
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