doctorow at March 19th, 2014 15:01 — #1
peteykins at March 19th, 2014 15:16 — #2
OMG, now I want movie adaptations of ALL the Chick tracts. Especially the Halloween ones. I wonder if they'll have any problems with clearing the rights?
jandrese at March 19th, 2014 15:23 — #3
It's hard to imagine how they got the rights for this one. I don't think they're going to give it the serious treatment that I'm sure Jack will insist on.
digitalartform at March 19th, 2014 15:26 — #4
franko at March 19th, 2014 15:28 — #5
i thought the same thing! i want a series! this could be AMAZING.
mcwelt at March 19th, 2014 15:30 — #6
It could be a series. American Chick Story
stefanjones at March 19th, 2014 15:35 — #7
Are the panels posted from a parody?
Is there a new version that mentions GURPS?
boundegar at March 19th, 2014 15:36 — #8
Oh my God! Dungeons and Dragons I can understand... but Chick went too far when he slandered GURPS. How could they possibly think there's something satanic about GURPS?
jrralls at March 19th, 2014 15:40 — #9
From the FAQ:
How much control over the film does Jack Chick have?
Chick Publications Inc. gave JR Ralls one stipulation: that the
film must include the message, ‘Story based on “Dark Dungeons” by Jack
T. Chick, LLC© 1984’. That message has been included, and otherwise, JR
Ralls has complete freedom of control over the Dark Dungeons film.
However, while he can make the movie however he pleases, he intends to
try his best to faithfully adapt the spirit and tone of the comic to the
screen given the limitations in transplanting fiction between two media
and in expanding a 22 panel comic into a film.
stephen_schenck at March 19th, 2014 15:40 — #10
This. Chick is litigious as all get-out.
jrralls at March 19th, 2014 15:41 — #11
Chick gave me the legal right to film Dark Dungeons. I checked with two separate lawyers and the two letters I received from him legally give me the right to make Dark Dungeons the movie however I wish.
stephen_schenck at March 19th, 2014 15:51 — #12
jrralls at March 19th, 2014 15:58 — #13
Also, I don't really like this title calling us a "fan-film." We legally obtained the rights, and the cast and crew were all professionals who got paid for their time. And rightly so, they are a talented bunch. Is there any way to change a title of boinbboinb article?
lurkinggrue at March 19th, 2014 16:03 — #14
I've been playing D&D for decades and my DM is still not going to teach me how to have the real power. So disappointing.
jollyorc at March 19th, 2014 16:23 — #15
I am so proud to have helped crowdfund this. JRRalls, you rock!
knoxblox at March 19th, 2014 16:24 — #16
From the panel shown on the front page, apparently joining a coven is as easy as showing up and shaking hands!
brian_carnell at March 19th, 2014 16:36 — #17
This is the one that got >$25k on Kickstarter, right? Nice to see it coming along...can't wait for the full thing.
tuffluke at March 19th, 2014 16:39 — #18
doctorow at March 19th, 2014 17:01 — #19
Sorry, I misread "FAN SUPPORTED AND CREATOR DISTRIBUTED" as "fan created" in my haste.
jay_kay at March 19th, 2014 17:56 — #20
Is this the same JR Ralls, do you think?
Doubtful. "Copyright 1877."
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