Raiders of the Lost Ark Adaptation Plays in Minneapolis

posted by The Joe

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The highly-praised, shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark made by three Mississippi teenagers over the course of seven years is set to screen at Minneapolis’ Parkway Theater later this month.

The production wrapped in 1989 and was shelved until 2003, when Eli Roth got his hands on a copy and passed it to Steven Spielberg. This led to Paramount purchasing the trio’s life rights, which will soon be turned into a film being written by comic writer Daniel Clowes.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
May 23 – May 25
Minneapolis, MN
Parkway Theater

Fascinating trivia side-note (thanks IMDB) – Because Raiders was yet not available for rental or sale in video stores when the boys started in the summer of ’82, they had no reference copy of the movie they were seeking to remake shot-for-shot. So, they got everything Raiders that they could get their hands on – photos from magazines, the published screenplay, storybooks, making-of publications, action figures, an illicit recording of the soundtrack from smuggling in a cassette recorder into a movie theater showing Raiders when re-released in 1982. With the amassed material, and by memory of seeing Raiders in the theater, they cobbled together a composite reconstruction of the original Raiders, shot-by-shot, laying it out in storyboard form.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation – First Ten Minutes

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm