Troma has a plan to give the biggest film festival in the world a huge middle finger and you can be a part of it. We’re proud to exclusively announce that the independent film studio, which has been in business for 40 years, is going to make a brand new documentary called Occupy Cannes. Filming will take place at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival centering on the studio’s latest production, Return to Nuke ‘Em High.
Troma CEO Lloyd Kaufman and the team will take the Nuke ‘Em High sequel there, premiere it and along the way film the real side of Cannes, an international film festival they believe has gotten away from the true spirit of the movies. Occupy Cannes aims to be a 21st century David vs. Goliath story with Troma taking on the media conglomerates that control not only the film industry, but everything else, very much in the vein of their 2002 documentary, All the Love You Cannes.
That’s where you come in. With Troma being such an independent film studio, this project needs help from fans across the world. They’ve just started an IndieGoGo Page where you can contribute and help Troma go to Cannes and give them a swift kick in the balls.
After the jump, check out the Occupy Cannes pitch video, read more about the project, and find out what prizes are available to those who contribute. Read More »
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Streaming content is all the rage this days and there’s plenty of tasty news about it today. After the jump read about the following:
- Troma Entertainment has about 150 of their repertory films available on YouTube, for free – including Cannibal The Musical (above).
- EPIX has partnered with Amazon to allow 3000 new movies to stream on their service.
- The EPIX/Amazon deal has already changed the value of Netflix‘s stock.
- Hulu is not available on Apple TV in Japan.
- BBC iPlayer now allows for mobile downloads of BBC content – to users in the UK.
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Despite his uncanny ability to end up in the tabloids, John Travolta has always remained a fearless actor. Whether it’s singing in a musical, bumbling around in a dumb comedy, shaving his head for action or dressing up as a woman, Travolta seems always willing to try new and interesting things. So it’s only partially surprising that an industry tracking board posted a rumor the Oscar-nominated star of Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever is interested in starring in the remake of the Troma classic, The Toxic Avenger. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by Angie Han
Troma Entertainment may be famous for its low-budget, independent approach to filmmaking, but the B-movie house isn’t averse to the big-money kind, either. Last year saw the Fantastic Fest premiere of the Brett Ratner-produced Mother’s Day remake, as well as the announcement of a Toxic Avenger reimaginging by to be produced by Akiva Goldsman and directed by Steven Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine). Now comes news that the studio is interested in doing still more remakes, and is currently in negotiations to sell the rights to Class of Nuke ‘Em High and Poultrygeist. Read more after the jump.
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Dropping temperatures and the tenth page of the calendar means it’s October. October means Halloween and Halloween means scary movies. And while movies like The Thing and Paranormal Activity 3 are in theaters, this October there’s even more news about horror movies coming in the future. After the jump, we’ve got into on the following:
- Troma will make their next movie, Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part IV, in Spain and you can be a producer.
- Fellow movie blog Bloody Disgusting is now making movies and their next film is an anthology called V/H/S featuring segments by Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Ti West (The Innkeepers) and more.
- A new trailer for Saw II-IV director Darren Lynn Bousman‘s upcoming horror film 11-11-11 (above) has been released and it will be out November 11.
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In high school, one of my most memorable reads wasn’t The Catcher in the Rye or Of Mice and Men. It was Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman‘s first book Make Your Own Damn Movie. Sure the works of Salinger and Steinbeck offered their own rewards, such as literary allusion and beautiful prose, but Kaufman’s tome gave tips on how to make a man’s head explode on camera. As an aspiring film writer, that was something I could dig into. Later, Kaufman, who directed The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer and others, updated that original book with a new title called Direct Your Own Damn Movie, which he then adapted into a feature length documentary. That film is now available for free on Hulu. Read More »
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Poultrygeist NSFW Movie Trailer by Troma
The Pitch: Troma and Lloyd Kaufman, the creator of The Toxic Avenger, presents a NSFW Trailer for Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead.
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