Thursday, June 28, 2012

A movie Kickstarter? Get ready for Space Command

Yes, we're all familiar with Kickstarter for video games, but movies? A new sci-fi film series (they're planning more than one) called Space Command has taken that route and is on it's way to pre-production right now.

The movies have already surpassed their goal on the crowd-funding platform and are set to be released in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. Space Command will also be featured at a panel presentation at the upcoming Comic Con International in San Diego on Friday July 13th.
At this one-of-a-kind panel Sci Fi enthusiasts and film geeks alike will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a film into production and how the support of a crowd-funding site like Kick Starter can help surge interest and funds. On Friday July 13 from 8:30-9:30pm the producers of Space Command will present their star-studded panelSpace Command: Bold Adventures In The Far Reaches Of Space. The panel will feature Science Fiction Legends Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone CompanionStar Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity's End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman-The Animated Series), and Ian McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) where they will premiere original footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Film stars Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity's EndChristina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages) and Amber Benson (Buffy) will be on hand to discuss their roles in the film.  Special guest Cindy Au, from Kickstarter will also appear on the panel. The visionary team will offer fans a sneak peek at the original Character design, along with producer David Raiklen’s extended version of the existing VFX trailer.  The film and its score are inspired by heroic science fiction of the 50s.  The film is currently in pre-production where its Award Winning production team is currently crafting original space costumes and space ships. Production will take place in October 2012 and the film will be released in a multi-platform manner: DVD, Bluray, digital download with DVD and Video on Demand.
The film has also been bolstered by a huge dose of A list boosters. Folks like Damon Lindelof, Neil Gaiman, Jane Espenson, and Guillermo Del Toro himself have all helped the project out by promoting it in the public arena.
“We are thrilled to have the support from so many of our friends in Hollywood,” said Zicree. “A number of leading writers, producers and directors in the sci-fi world are working on the project, and we are also excited to have stars from DEEP SPACE NINE, VOYAGER, BUFFY, BABYLON 5, PAN'S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY. Additionally we will have special effects artists and designers from STAR WARS, THE AVENGERS, JOHN CARTER, HARRY POTTER, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and more.”
Space Command's Kickstarter campaign closes on July 14th, so there's still plenty of time to get involved if you so desire. There's no expected release date yet for the first film, but we'll keep you posted.