No, it’s not a Wookie. It’s actually something of this Earth; it’s a Yeti, or Sasquatch, or Bigfoot — only enhanced with cybernetics. The enhancement means that this is one bad mutha.
Last time we featured this kick-ass teaser poster, there was little news other than that of Rolfe Kanefsky making a pitch to SyFy. Now the filmmakers are running an indiegogo campaign to make the film. You have 29 days left, as of today, to help them attain their goal of $35,000. This looks like a bad-ass project judging from the pitch below and the two quick little videos they’ve put together to help encourage you to open your wallet.
How can you not love the ’80s theme music in these two videos, and especially the nod to LOST in the first one above? With recent flicks like Willow Creek and A Beast Among Men paying respects to the elusive wooded creature, there’s clearly a market for Megafoot, and no reason it shouldn’t come to life. My bet is if you liked Manborg, Troll Hunter, or any other cybernetic movie, you’re going to love this.
Help it get off the ground.
Here’s the pitch at indiegogo:
The concept – based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (Producer of Troma’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volumes 1 & 2) and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of There’s Nothing Out There, The Hazing, and Nightmare Man), who is also attached to direct – was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.
A new type of creature. GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of Man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.
Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of Science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of Nature and Cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: MEGAFOOT.
Rock Hard \m/