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Red Sea Media Begins Sales of Cinedigm’s American International Pictures Reinventions

Lou Arkoff, Jeff Katz, and Hal Sadoff have been prepping a reboot of several 1950’s horror classics from American International Pictures for a few years now; and with a fall production start date looming, they’ve joined forces with Red Sea… Continue Reading →

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Red Sea Media to sell Aip genre slate

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Exclusive: Roman Kopelevich’s La-based sales company has come on to handle international sales on a reboot slate of ten American International Pictures genre classics from the 1950s.

Cinedigm will distribute the films in the Us and producers Lou Arkoff and Hal Sadoff have lined up a September start on back-to-back shoots for the entire roster.

Cast and directors are expected to be announced shortly on the slate, which the producers aim to turn into an R-rated comic book-style cinematic universe with interconnecting characters.

The roster includes Girls In Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters (pictured); She-Creature and Teenage Caveman.

Rounding out the slate are Reform School Girl, The Undead, How To Make A Monster, The Cool & The Crazy and Day The World Ended.

Former New Line and Fox executive Jeff Katz wrote each script and the ten individual stories will feed into one overarching narrative. Sadoff is the former head of international and media
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The Brain Eaters, The She-Creature, The Undead & More Aip Titles to be Remade & Linked Together

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Roger Corman fans are familiar with at least a few of them, movie memorabilia collectors have hung posters of them on their walls for decades, and some first saw them at double bill matinees on Saturdays or summer nights at the drive-in. If you have fond memories of watching the pulpy onscreen offerings of American International Pictures from the bucket seat of a Buick or the comfortable cushions of your own couch, then you might be pleased to know that ten of the company’s titles have been acquired by Cinedigm and will be remade as individual films linked together by one massive story arc.

Girls in Prison, Viking Women and The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, The She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Reform School Girl, The Undead, War of the Colossal Beast, The Cool and The Crazy, and Day the World Ended will all be reimagined, with filming slated to start
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Cinedigm to produce a shared cinematic universe based on 10 classic B-movies

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Looks like the shared cinematic universe model is permeating every level of movie-making from big budget studio franchises to B-movie reboots. Cinedigm has announced plans to remake 10 cult classic films from American International Pictures, the studio best known for producing the films of Roger Corman through the 1950s and beyond. Variety reports that this new project will come from producers Lou Arkoff, Snakes On A Planes' Jeff Katz and Hal Sadoff. Katz wrote all ten films which...
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Cinedigm Remaking Aip’s ‘Girls in Prison,’ ‘Brain Eaters’ in Shared Movie Universe

Cinedigm Remaking Aip’s ‘Girls in Prison,’ ‘Brain Eaters’ in Shared Movie Universe
Cinedigm is launching a reinvention of American International Pictures exploitation titles including “Girls in Prison” and “The Brain Eaters” in a 10-picture project within a single movie universe.

Cinedigm is teaming with producers Lou Arkoff (“Inspector Gadget”), Jeff Katz (“Snakes on a Plane”) and Hal Sadoff (“Hotel Rwanda”) to shoot the 10 films with storylines and characters as part of a single story arc. The films will be shot starting in September with cast and directors to be announced soon.

Katz has written all 10 films, which are based on “Girls in Prison,” “Viking Women and The Sea Serpent,” “The Brain Eaters,” “She-Creature,” “Teenage Caveman,” “Reform School Girl,” “The Undead,” “War of the Colossal Beast,” “The Cool and the Crazy” and “The Day the World Ended.”

Cinedigm will handle the theatrical release, DVD, digital, TV and nontheatrical formats including on CONtv, Cinedigm’s upcoming digital network targeted to the Comic-Con audience.

“In
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Cinedigm to release Aip remake package

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Cinedigm has signed a 10-film deal with Lou Arkoff, Jeff Katz and Hal Sadoff to reinvent a series of American International Pictures (Aip) classics from the 1950s including The Brain Eaters and Girls In Prison.

The trio first introduced the Aip remake slate in Cannes 2013 and have earmarked a September start, planning to shoot all ten titles back-to-back.

Katz has written every screenplay and the stories will feed into an over-arching arc. Cast and directors are expected to be announced shortly.

Cinedigm will release the films theatrically and via DVD, digital, TV and non-theatrical formats. The films will also featured on Cinedigm’s nascent digital network CONtv.

The ten titles are: Girls In Prison; Viking Women & The Sea Serpent; The Brain Eaters; She-Creature; Teenage Caveman; Reform School Girl; The Undead; War Of The Colossal Beast; The Cool & The Crazy; and Day The World Ended.

“In a unique twist on the current film-making model, all ten films
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Aip Rises From the Dead With Roger Corman Remakes

Aip Rises From the Dead With Roger Corman Remakes
Back in the 1950s, the film industry went through some major changes. The studio system (in which the major studios had directors, actors, and writers under contract and matched them up for films) was dying, and the studios had lost ownership of most theater chains due to anti-trust laws, which meant theaters had more freedom in what they could screen. This gave rise to the independent studios, who would hire no-name directors and actors on a per-project basis, could churn out low-budget flicks with sensational topics that could turn a bigger profit.

American International Pictures (Aip) was one of the biggest independent studios of its time, with over 500 films produced and/or distributed by the company. Aip produced Roger Corman's earliest films. The company specialized in "teeny-bopper" films: juvenile crime, horror, and sci-fi tales. Throughout the years, Aip was bought and merged into a number of companies, with MGM
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Ten 50s Drive-Thru Films To Be Remade

Producers Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff are planning to remake ten drive-in classic titles originally made at American International Pictures in the 1950s.

The list is said to include: "Girls In Prison," "Viking Women & The Sea Serpent," "The Brain Eaters," "She-Creature," "Teenage Caveman," "Runaway Daughters," "The Undead," "War of The Colossal Beast," "Cool & The Crazy" and "Day The World Ended".

All the projects will be shot back to back beginning this fall.

Source: Deadline
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A Bunch of 50s Flicks Like ‘Viking Women & The Sea Serpent’ are Getting Remade

Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff are going to remake a bunch of American International Pictures’ (Aip) flicks from the 50s. The plan is to remake 10 movies, with the first group being Girls In Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Runaway Daughters, The Undead, War of The Colossal Beast, Cool & The Crazy and Day The World Ended.

“The Aip spirit was all about innovation and giving new young talent a place to create,” said Arkoff. “We are now using that independent spirit and our library of classic titles to create something brand-new for the modern media model, with a coordinated social effort to accelerate interest in these properties. Our goal is to engage young audiences and drive the spirit of the times with the same excitement that fueled these titles decades ago”

Here’s Katz on why he wanted to embark on this
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Teenage Caveman & More To Be Remade

Teenage Caveman & More To Be Remade
They might not be quite as strong a part of cinematic tradition over here than in the car-happy Us, but drive-in movie chains and the B-movies they spawned are still a glorious sight to behold. Now a group of producers are planning to remake a batch of classic titles from the 1950s, raiding the library of American International Pictures to bring The Brain Eaters, Teenage Caveman, She-Creature and more back to the world.The team includes Lou Arkoff, son of Samuel Z. Arkoff, who founded Aip in 1954 with James H. Nicholson to churn out such low-budget efforts as The Undead and Viking Women And The Sea Serpent. They intend to remake 10 of the bigger Aip titles, building on their efforts to redo the movies for the Us cable network Showtime in the 1990s. This time, however, their aim is the big screen.“The Aip spirit was all about innovation and
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Aip Remakes Set by Sam Arkoff’s Son, Hal Sadoff, Jeff Katz

Aip Remakes Set by Sam Arkoff’s Son, Hal Sadoff, Jeff Katz
Samuel Arkoff’s son Lou Arkoff, writer-producer Jeff Katz and Hal Sadoff are teaming to remake 1950s cult pics from the Arkoff-Nicholson library of American Intl. Pictures.

Katz, Arkoff and Sadoff will initially update 10 of the 25 low-budget titles in the library: “The Brain Eaters,” “Girls in Prison,” “She Creature,” “Viking Women & the Sea Serpent,” “Teenage Caveman,” “Runaway Daughters,” “The Undead,” “War of the Colossal Beast,” “‘Cool & the Crazy” and “Day the World Ended.”

All the redos will be set in the same Aip universe, with the possibility of the same characters appearing in several films. All 10 will be shot back-to-back, with production set to start this fall.

Lou Arkoff previously produced Aip remakes on Showtime’s Rebel Highway series in the 1990s, as well as a series of Aip creature titles for HBO Cinemas with Stan Winston.

Founded in 1954 by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson, Aip was devoted to low-budget,
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Jeff Katz and Aip Remaking Horror Classics

Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, The Undead, War of the Colossal Beast, and The Day the World Ended. These are a few of my favorite things, and they're now getting remade and more!

According to Deadline, Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff plan to remake 10 titles in the Arkoff/Nicholson library of American International Pictures-produced 1950’s classics. Usually the mere idea of remakes sends shivers of woe down our spines, but given the talent involved and the love that I know they have for these projects, we couldn't be happier.

Getting the redux treatment are the following 1950's drive-in classics: Girls in Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Runaway Daughters, The Undead, Cool & The Crazy, The Day the World Ended, and my personal favorite, The War of the Colossal Beast. Please.... please... Please... keep the same make-up design for that one!
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10 Aip Remakes Planned, Including The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, The Undead

It has been announced that Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff plan to remake 10 Aip horror titles from the 1950′s. If you’re a fan of classic horror films from the 50′s – 70′s, American International Pictures needs no real introduction. They were responsible for dozens of horror cult classics, including Roger Corman’s popular Poe adaptations starring Vincent Price.

The titles being remade are said to include: Girls In Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Runaway Daughters, The Undead, War of The Colossal Beast, Cool & The Crazy and Day The World Ended.

The announcement lacked details on the cast and crew involved on these projects, but it’s said that all of them will be filmed back-t0-back with the first movie filming this fall. Most likely, these movies will be similar in quality and scope to what Roger Corman has been doing
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Aip Remake Plan In Place: Get Ready For Reboots Of ‘Girls In Prison,’ ‘She Creature’ And ‘Brain Eaters’

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Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff plan to remake 10 titles in the Arkoff/Nicholson library of American International Pictures-produced 1950’s classics. That means a steady diet of antiheroes, monsters and naughty girls is back on the menu. They will start with these 1950’s drive-in classics: Girls In Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Runaway Daughters, The Undead, War of The Colossal Beast, Cool & The Crazy and Day The World Ended. The plan is to shoot them all back to back, beginning this fall. The question will be how these films, distinguished more than anything by their titles, will play in the modern age. Aip was founded in 1954 by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson, and churned out 500 low-budget, indies for teens that included the Beach Party series with Frankie Avalon and the late Annette Funicello, as well as the early films of director Roger Corman.
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Trio to Remake 1950s B-Movies From Aip Library

A trio of Hollywood veterans are teaming up to reinvent 1950s B-movies from the American International Pictures library. Producer Lou Arkoff, writer-producer Jeff Katz and ICM alum Hal Sadoff have joined forces on the venture, which will reimagine the Aip catalog as a single shared movie universe that will feature a recurring cast of antiheroes, monsters and bad girls. The effort will extend to licensing, gaming, online media and other ancillaries. The trio will initially remake 10 of the 25 titles in the Arkoff/Nicholson library of Aip-produced genre films, including "Girls in Prison,"
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The Man With The X-Ray Eyes Gets Reboot

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Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who last directed “28 Weeks Later” in 2007, the sequel to the British horror hit, has been attached to help develop a remake of sorts of the classic “X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes” with MGM. Lou Arkoff will be executive produce the project, and Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will be producing with Enrique Lopez Lavigne. “X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes”, also known simply as “X”, is a science fiction/horror movie from 1963. It was directed by Roger Corman, from a script by Ray Russell and Robert Dillon and starred Ray Milland as Dr. James Xavier, [...]
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Roger Corman’s 1960s ‘X-Ray’ Movie To Be Remade

It seems like a day can’t go by without news coming out of another remake being in the works. Today it’s Roger Corman’s (the man who gave us such B-movies as Death Race 2000 and The Little Shop of Horrors, amongst many others) 1960s flick X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes that’s being remade.

Well, at least they’re doing a bit of digging into movie history as opposed to just remaking the first thing they lay their eyes on…

Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has struck a deal with MGM to make a film based on Corman’s ’60s flick - it will be produced by Mandeville Film partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman along with Enqirue Lopez Lavigne, and will be executive produced by Lou Arkoff.

For those of you who don’t know, here is the synopsis of the original:
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X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Remake Gets Director

I’ve never seen the original “X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes” starring Ray Milland from 1963, and now apparently I won’t have to, because they’re remaking the Roger Corman film with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (pictured, left) from “28 Weeks Later” directing. I’m not the biggest fan of “28 Weeks Later”, mostly because I thought it was indulgent in its nihilism and had no substance to it whatsoever, but the premise for “X” sounds very cool. Variety describes it like this: The original starred Ray Milland as a scientist who is near a breakthrough in X-ray vision technology when his funding is cut off. Desperate to show results, the doc applies eye drops that eventually cause him to lose control over his growing powers. The Spaniard Fresnadillo is currently in Hollywood meeting with writers to adapt the film. Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce with Enrique Lopez Lavigne.
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X-Ray Eyes 28 Weeks Helmer

Spanish helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ( 28 Weeks Later ) has made a deal with MGM to develop a film based on director Roger Corman's 1963 pic X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes , says Variety . The project was once a vehicle for Tim Burton many years ago. The original starred Ray Milland as a scientist who is near a breakthrough in X-ray vision technology when his funding is cut off. Desperate to show results, the doc applies eye drops that eventually cause him to lose control over his growing powers. Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce with Enrique Lopez Lavigne. Lou Arkoff will executive produce.
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28 Weeks Later Director Has 'X-Ray Eyes'

Here's some great news to kick start your day. Spanish helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of 28 Weeks Later, is back for more as he's been tapped by MGM to develop a film based on director Roger Corman's 1963 pic X: The Man With The X-ray Eyes. The original starred Ray Milland as a scientist who is near a breakthrough in X-ray vision technology when his funding is cut off. Desperate to show results, the doc applies eye drops that eventually cause him to lose control over his growing powers. Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce with Enrique Lopez Lavigne. Lou Arkoff will exec produce. The director hasn't committed to a film since "28 Weeks Later." Fresnadillo is in Hollywood this week meeting with writers for "X" and is expected to set one quickly.
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