Son of Rambow isn't the first time a popular story got the kidlet treatment. There's another, almost 20 years old, that I never heard about until today: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. Yes, I live in a hole, and I also somehow missed James' coverage in February. This film, which would've made for a sweet special feature, is a shot-by-shot remake (from memory and collected supplies) that some 12-year-old kids made over a number of years. All these years later, the filmmakers are doing another story, but it's not Indiana Jones related.

Vanity Fair talked with the director and star of the film, Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, and they say that they're preparing to shop around a new, original film called What the River Takes. Zala says: "It's best described as a Southern gothic action adventure. A young man, haunted by his father's disappearance and presumed death, discovers eight years later his father is still alive and being held captive by a mysterious river cult. In search of his father, he goes up river, all the while hunted by the man responsible for his father's abduction." (There's a ton more detail on the film in the article.)

River is even going to pull from their "cinematical love," but unfortunately, that doesn't mean that Cinematical is heading to the big screen. But it should get a good amount of buzz considering all the Indy fever these says, and the pair hope that Paramount will give some attention to the project after the Indy fever begins to fade.

[via Empire]
categories Movies, Cinematical