Hi Bryan Here….

With the economy where it is today, several film studios are producing small budget films with the hopes that it makes a big box office splash.  One of those studios is Lionsgate Films.  They have optioned several films with a budget of two million a piece.  It doesn’t take hundreds of millions of dollars to make a great film or make people laugh or scared.  What it takes are people who are passionate, talented, and enthusiastic about making the film, and all that emotion will carry over into its release.  It’s a good thing.

One of the films will be called Rapturepalooza according to Deadline.  And they got extremely funny guy, Craig Robinson to play the Antichrist.  Craig is most well known as Darryl on NBC’s “The Office”.

“The film takes place after the Rapture and Apocalypse, when half of humanity has gone to their greater reward.  A young couple, Ben and Lindsey, re-open their sandwich business amongst the devastation of the end of the world, but run into a problem when Robinson decides he wants to take the woman as his bride.”

Robinson will also produce the film with Paul Middleditch directing.

Some other films on the slate from Lionsgate under this small budget agenda are:

Gay Dude,Superbad-style coming of age raunchy comedy. Two best friends vow to lose their virginity before graduating high school.  Then one confesses he’s gay. Script’s by Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang, and it made The Black List. Laurence Mark produces with Jai Stefan.

6 Miranda Drive, a supernatural thriller from Wolf Creek writer/director Greg Mclean. Purported to be fact-based, the tale focuses on a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation. The evil presence feeds off their fears and secrets. Mosaic is producing with Mclean.

Some of the best films are the ones made on a shoe string budget.  I think Lionsgate is going to have GOLD on their hands soon.

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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