Everybody has at least heard of Ed Wood, right? Well he made some um, movies and his Plan 9 From Outerspace is one of them and it's considered to be the worst movie ever made. The movie even won an award for being the worst movie, it won the prestigious "Golden Turkey Award"! so the 3D version will be seen in select cities later this summer thanks to 3D conversion company PassmoreLab. You know some even say this is kind of the first zombie flick!
From Greg Passmore's the Press Release:
"Being dubbed "worst ever" was the probably the best thing that ever happened to this film,That label started a cult following, where it gained a massive fan base, with me included. It may be known as the "worst movie", but it’s about to get best conversion treatment available. I am delighted to convert the original film into 3D using our proprietary technology."
As campy as it is, "Plan 9" is now widely considered to be legendary B-movie director Ed Wood’s masterpiece, albeit a bad one. Both he and the film gained more notoriety after they became the subject of Tim Burton's 1994 film "Ed Wood", with Johnny Depp starring in an angora sweater in the title role.
"Our studio has a definite indie feel to it – a little alternative and off-center -- and we are absolutely drawn to cool and unusual projects, That was a big reason we converted Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ last year. And that’s exactly why we are converting ‘Plan 9’, because we love cult films, and we take great care with them."
"Plan 9 from Outer Space", was written, produced, directed and edited by Wood, and was originally shot in black and white over 50 years ago. It was restored and colorized by Legend Films in 2006, and will now be converted, frame by frame into full 3D, using Passmorelab's proprietary conversion technology. It is Legend Film’s colorized version that is being used for the conversion, which will take over 6 weeks to complete at a cost far greater than the film's original $60,000 production budget.
"Converting film demands great attention to detail, especially with a film this old. Rest assured, audiences will be able to enjoy the same film they have always known -- complete with the 73 or so production flubs -- except now they will see those wires, strings and wobbly flying saucers in spectacular 3D,"
"3D continues to penetrate new distribution channels as an industry, and conversion is a big part of our business. All the great films we love in 2D can now be converted into 3D seamlessly to attract new audiences and find new revenue streams," said Steve Glum, PassmoreLab's head of Branding & Distribution. "Plan 9 from Outer Space, Now in 3D!" is the original film, the granddaddy of all bad movies, and we think audiences everywhere will have a great time seeing it in 3D."