Uploaded my reimagining of George Romero's classic film. Found out it was in the public domain, and with so many other remakes, I figured I'd write one for fun. Became my final fan script.
Some of the same elements, but many changes were made to the main characters. Barbra is now a teenager, Ben is a cop, and Tom and Judy are both criminals. Tom being the true villain of the film.
I wonder if anyone even bothers to read it, will they hate it no matter how good or bad it is?
Ill give it a shot later today.
I was skeptical about the public domain thing, so I looked it up -- interesting story!
"Why is this film in the public domain?
In 1968, US copyright law required copyright ownership to be displayed on the actual print of a film (e.g. in the credits). Early prints of Night of the Living Dead had the title Night of the Flesh Eaters, under which was the copyright information. When the title was changed for theatrical release, the distributors apparently failed to include the copyright information - leaving the film uncopyrighted and in the public domain. So it was that the distributors received all the profit from the film, and Romero et al never made a penny from it. This also explains why there are so many different VHS and DVD recordings (mostly of poor quality) available today. Anyone is allowed to make and distribute a copy."
I think that's why Romero was involved with the 1990 remake. Try and makes back some money they lost with the original.
I read it...If you'd like me to StudioMail you a short review, I can. Otherwise, I'll just post it here.
yeah, Sean! Let him post it here!
Funny, I never thought about it, but you'd think that with NOTLD being in public domain that we'd hear more about "fan versions".
Are there many?
The 'film' is public domain BUT the sp IS - no?
If the script(?) isn't public domain, I'd take the script down if possible this soon. I assume it is because of all the non-Romero remakes out there. There's even a new British film coming out, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: THE RESURRECTION.
I guess you could post it here. I'll expect the worst. lol
I'm still surprised anyone is willing to read it. I naturally assumed people would shun it simply for being a remake of a famous horror flick. Whenever I asked around about whether it's legal or not to write a remake of it, people always just said "why remake it?"
Seeing is it's a fan script based on someone else's work, I was kind of nervous about uploading it. I was also hoping to adapt a public domain comic book character later. Just haven't really found the right one.