Self proclaimed “Cult film Madman” John Johnson has taken it upon himself to remake Ed Wood’s 1959 sci-fi horror film ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space.’ Johnson insists that the film will not only avoid, “resorting to camp or parody,” (though you could argue that if you took the campiness out of this movie, it wouldn’t be the cult classic it is today. ) but in a large divergence from his previous work (work you have never seen), it will also “be largely character-driven.” And by “be largely character-driven” I assume he means “there will be largely breasted women in tight clothing involved in the production.”
If you are looking for reasons why this remake will not be good look no further than Johnson saying that ‘Plan 9’ was, “widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made.” Which is a nice way of him saying, “I can’t do worse, can I?” I say with a healthy dose of bad CGI and a director that wears a fedora, that yes, you can do worse.
The remake is scheduled for release on 9/9/09. So much for losing campiness.