CATEGORIES Comedy, Fandom, DIY/Filmmaking, Home Entertainment, Remakes and Sequels, Features, Movie News, CinematicalHave you ever felt like Citizen Kane was a little too slow, a little too black-and-white, a little irrelevant to today's modern newspaper situation? In short, have you ever wanted a reboot of the 1941 Orson Welles film? Of course you have. Those old movies all need a facelift, remake or reboot, as everyone knows (or at least as Hollywood believes).
Mark Potts and Singletree Productions understand that universal need, and the result is a trailer for Kane, a fresh and contemporary (and color) remake of Citizen Kane. The Kane trailer premiered on Friday night at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Since we all couldn't make it to Aspen, I've embedded the video after the jump. You'll never look at the AP Stylebook the same way again, is all I'm saying.
If you haven't heard of Potts, you're missing out -- his feature film Simmons on Vinyl played Austin Film Festival last year to sold-out theaters and was very funny indeed. In fact, it just won the Grand Jury Prize this weekend at the DeadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma indie filmmaker is currently putting the finishing touches on his next feature, S&M Lawn Care. His collaborative filmmaking team includes co-writer Cole Selix and actor William Brand Rackley, who stars in the Kane trailer (pictured at right). Who knows ... someday perhaps they really will reboot Citizen Kane, which would be Very Wrong but at least would make me laugh a lot.