It's happened it's happened it's happened!!! And it was inevitable: after years of outspoken fans longing for answers to the vast mysteries of Lost and following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for a Veronica Mars film, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have officially announced their own campaign… for a Lost movie!! From the Hollywood Reporter article:
“We realize that we answered why the polar bears are on the island in season 2, and made Walt’s position on the show pretty clear by season 5, and explained most of the mysteries in season 6 but hey… television is not a show that you’re supposed to watch closely, right?” says Lindelof. “And then we added an extra on the season 6 DVDs to explain it all again, but then, most of the people who were upset didn't actually buy the DVDs. So we’re going to make a movie to explain all of it to everyone. Again.”
“I think people generally disliked the spiritual ending of the show,” Cuse explained. “So we’re going to redo the entirety of season 6, lose the flash-sideways, and end it in a shopping mall. Ending it in a church is so 2010.”
Most of the key cast members have signed back on for the movie, despite having moved on to other projects. “Damon and Carlton promised us that filming would take no longer than three days, so hey, I’m all for it,” says Jorge Garcia, who played fan favourite Hugo “Hurley” Reyes.
“Let’s just hope no one gets a DUI the moment they’re back in Hawaii.”
Best news I’ve had all week!!
Of course, after fans complained about footage of the wreckage on the beach during the closing credits of the series finale, ABC is in a huff and is refusing to fund the movie. And that’s where those same fans come in. It’s up to the fans to fund it now, through the Kickstarter campaign that Damon and Carlton have set up and announced this morning. It has some great donation levels in it:
$25: a T-shirt and a MOVIE WITH ANSWERS
$50: a photo signed by an extra on the film, and a MOVIE WITH ANSWERS
$100: This has been split into two levels: for the fans who hated the finale and think the movie is absolutely necessary, you’ll get a MOVIE WITH ANSWERS and a special DVD documentary hosted by Damon and Carlton showing the exact moments in the series where most of the questions were answered.
For fans who loved the series finale and thought the number of answers was sufficient, you’ll get a movie that simply rehashes what you already knew, a signed script from Damon and Carlton, and the smugness of shaking your head at everyone else.
$5,000: You get to be an extra in the film.
$10,000: You get to be a background survivor that gets a line or two, so you will be destined to be hated as much as Nikki and Paulo
$20,000: You get to be Jacob and Barry’s sister/other brother, who magically appears just so the movie can get more funding
It’s time to donate! Go here to give give give and let us finally have that Lost movie!