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SXSW 15: Watch the trailer for ‘Raiders!’, documentary on shot for shot remake of Indiana Jones by 11-year-olds

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Just days ago we were declaring Power/Rangers absolutely fantastic, but it may have its work cut out for him in the documentary Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. Set to premiere at South by Southwest in March, Raiders! tells the story of two 11-year-old kids who in 1982 became obsessed with Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and sought to remake it shot for shot (take that Gus van Sant! That’ll teach you to remake Psycho).

Though they worked for seven years, sadly, the kids never finished the project with only one scene remaining to film, and went their separate ways. A tape made its way into the hands of Eli Roth and subsequently Ain’t It Cool News’s Harry Knowles, who screened the fan-made remake at a festival. Raiders! ultimately follows the two kids, now grown, as they get back together to finish the movie (and maybe consider working on the sequels?).

Additionally, the actual completed version of the remake will be shown following the documentary at SXSW on March 14. Watch the trailer below:


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