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Fourth Castle Media and Invalesco Entertainment Debut Monster Movie Label Thingmaker Entertainment

Genre marketer Fourth Castle Media and talent management/production company Invalesco Entertainment announce the creation of Thingmaker Entertainment, a microbudget monster movie production and distribution label. Read on for the details!

The announcement comes during this weekend's Son of Monsterpalooza, a popular Los Angeles convention for fans of old school monsters and practical special effects. Invalesco’s M. Dal Walton, a seasoned film executive with credits such as Rambo, Narc, and the remakes of The Wicker Man and Day of the Dead, says of the new company: “New technologies for production and distribution have made it viable to create new genre movies specifically for their fans without watering down the experience by trying to be all things to all people. Thingmaker Entertainment will produce and distribute movies for fans of the z-grade, zero-budget drive-in monster movie classics of yesteryear. Our focus will be on the monster: creative, exciting, and well executed.
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'Killer Tomatoes' ripe for redo

'Killer Tomatoes' ripe for redo
NEW YORK -- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! will be attacking theaters again.

Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, creators of the hit Web series "Ask a Ninja", are writing the adaptation of the 1978 cult monster movie, with Nichols set to make his directorial debut.

M. Dal Walton III, the force behind the remakes of Day of the Dead and Terror Train, acquired the rights from Killer Tomato Entertainment and will produce. Emmett/Furla Films will co-produce.

" 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' is the masterwork of a generation," Nichols said. "We can only aspire to recapture that magic." No changes to the original plot have been revealed, but it still is expected to revolve around killer tomatoes.

Nichols and Sarine's satirical "Ninja" shorts have garnered more than 80 million Web views and won best series at the 2006 YouTube Video Awards. Their "Ninja" commentator has appeared on National Public Radio and VH1's Best Week Ever.

The original Tomatoes spawned the Fox Kids Network's "ATV" cartoon series and the feature sequel Return of the Killer Tomatoes, which helped launch George Clooney's career.

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