Crowd-funding campaigns are ten-a-penny these days, making it impossible to help spread the word on as many as we’d like, but when a project such as this hits, it would be a massive disservice on our part not to share it with the STARBURST readers. Quite simply, if this movie doesn’t get made, then it looks like we’ll be deprived of a future cult classic!
MEGAFOOT already has an irresistible concept (the military weaponize Sasquatch!), gorgeous retro marketing materials (check out that poster!), and an IndieGoGo video that’s better than the majority of shorts you’ll see this year, but to achieve their goal of shooting this thing with good ol’ practical effects instead of cheap-ass CGI, the creative team first need to raise enough money to complete the opening 10 minutes of the movie. These scenes will then be shopped around to find an investor to provide the rest of the movie’s budget. Given the – these guys aren’t going to have a problem.
So without further ado, pay a visit to DARPA labs where you’ll be brought up to speed on Project: MEGAFOOT, then head right over to their IndieGoGo page to pledge some cash (donations start at just $5/£3).
"Based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (Producer of Troma's "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volumes 1 & 2") and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of “There’s Nothing Out There,” “The Hazing” and “Nightmare Man"), who is also attached to direct - was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.
A new type of creature. GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of Man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.
Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of Science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of Nature and Cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: MEGAFOOT."
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