The greatest fan film of all time is Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adapatation. For those who don’t know, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala made a shot-for-shot recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1982 to 1989. They began the project when they were 10 and 11, respectively, and with the help of friends, family, and a budget 1/2,000th the size of Paramount’s, they were able to recreate the entire classic film…except for one scene. Since The Adaptation started gaining fame in the early 2000s, those who have seen it have loved it, and everyone clamors for the lone missing scene, which is the airplane fight.
Strompolos and Zala want to see this fan film through to the end, and they’re going to try and achieve the airplane fight by raising $50,000 on Kickstarter. Click here to learn more about the project, how they plan to use the money, and to donate.