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Footage from Matthew Vaughn‘s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book Kick-Ass rocked San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, topping most top ten lists for the Con. We raved about the footage in a previous video blog. Distributors are interested, but the film is not yet sold. Who is interested?

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Don’t You Forget About Me Finds Distributor

John Hughes

Last week after we learned about the death of iconic 1980′s teen movie writer/director John Hughes, we learned about a documentary film which had been in production for the last three years. Don’t You Forget About Me is an independently funded Canadian documentary about four filmmakers who went in search of John Hughes who disappeared from the public eye in 1991. We even ran the trailer, which you should check out here. Before Hughes’ passing, the doc was facing an uncertain future, but with more people interested in revisiting the filmmaker’s legacy, Alliance Films of Montreal quickly snapped up the distribution rights according to Variety.

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I apologize for posting so many stories about John Hughes today, but like many of you, growing up a child of the 1980′s, his films meant a lot to me. And his passing has unearthed a bunch of content that I want to share with you guys. /Film friend and Totally Rad Show co-host Dan Trachtenberg forwarded this link (from Kat Arnett) to a movie trailer for an independent documentary titled Don’t You Forget About Me.

The official website for the doc gives the following one sentence logline: “In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood… In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him.” I don’t believe they ever got to Hughes, who has done only a handful of interviews in the last 20 years, but they did talk to many people who were involved or influenced by his films: Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, John Kapelos, Annie Potts, Kelly Lebrock, Andrew McCarthy, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Kevin Smith, Jason Retiman, Roger Ebert and many others. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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