There is shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which took three Mississippi teenagers seven years to make, starting when they were just twelve years old and made on a budget of $5000. Steven Spielberg later wrote to the filmmakers, calling the boys’ achievement an inspiration.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is a 1989 American fan film, made as a shot-for-shot remake of the 1981 Indiana Jones adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Using the original film’s screenplay and score, it principally starred and was filmed, directed, and produced over a seven-year period by three Mississippi teenagers (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb).

Plot

Further information: Raiders of the Lost Ark § Plot

Set in 1936, the film pits Indiana Jones (Strompolos) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant which Adolf Hitler believes will make their army invincible.

Cast

Taken from theraider.net:

Chris Strompolos as Indiana Jones

Angela Rodriguez as Marion Ravenwo…
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark%3A_The_Adaptation?wprov=sfla1

9 thoughts on “There is shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which took three Mississippi teenagers seven years to make, starting when they were just twelve years old and made on a budget of $5000. Steven Spielberg later wrote to the filmmakers, calling the boys’ achievement an inspiration.”

  1. I saw this! The creators took the movie on a college tour a few years ago and I saw it. The highlight was when they actually tied one of the kids to a car and dragged him as he hung on. It was really fun to watch.

  2. That would be awesome to watch. Watching the actors age with the film.

  3. I’ve heard of aspiring writers copying established writers’ work to learn. These teenagers must have learned a ton remaking the film.

  4. Can we take a moment to restate that Indy is vital to the US getting the Ark over Germany and squash the ‘Indy didn’t matter’ nonsense.

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