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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 »
- Alyse Wax
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 »
- Garth Franklin
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 »
- Philip Sticco
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.
- Justin Kroll
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 »
- Jonathan James
Select titles from American International Pictures' library are being remade, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Those on the roster: 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.
Some of those titles were already remade in the early-'00s.
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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. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
7 items from 2013
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