Does the title Plan 9 from Outerspace sound familiar to you? If it doesn’t it’s probably because it was one of director Ed Wood’s infamous horror movies. The film was originally released in 1959 and has generated a huge cult following since hitting the home entertainment market despite being named the “Worst Movie Ever Made.” Now according to MarketSaw, the film is set to be re-released in theaters this summer and will be converted into 3D.
San Diego-based 3D Production & Conversion studio PassmoreLab will handle the 3D conversion of the film. Here’s more info regarding the project via the official press release:
“Plan 9 from Outer Space”, was written, produced, directed and edited by Wood, and was originally shot in black and white over 50 years ago. It was restored and colorized by Legend Films in 2006, and will now be converted, frame by frame into full 3D, using Passmorelab’s proprietary conversion technology. It is Legend Film’s colorized version that is being used for the conversion, which will take over 6 weeks to complete at a cost far greater than the film’s original $60,000 production budget.
“Converting film demands great attention to detail, especially with a film this old. Rest assured, audiences will be able to enjoy the same film they have always known — complete with the 73 or so production flubs — except now they will see those wires, strings and wobbly flying saucers in spectacular 3D,” smiles Passmore.
Plan 9 from Outerspace will be available in select US theaters in limited release and on VOD on various network locations later this summer.
What do you think about the re-release of Plan 9 From Outerspace?