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"Raiders" Fan Film Gets Its Own Feature

By Garth Franklin Tuesday October 15th 2013 09:41AM

Producer Jeremy Coon ("Napoleon Dynamite") has optioned Alan Eisenstock's book "Raiders!" which follows two Mississippi kids who set out to do a shot-for-shot remake of "Raiders Of The Lost Ark".

The duo, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, started filming when they were 11 and finished when they turned 18 - sequences were shot each summer. In the process they re-staged every scene and stunt in their backyards and basements.

The final film, "Raiders Of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation," has since screened at film festivals where Coon saw it.

Strompolos and Zala are now in their early 40s and will produce two projects with Coon. The first is a documentary which Coon will direct, the second is a full-on feature about the making of this fan film.

Source: Deadline

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