Last month, famed animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a pitch video for a feature film based on the cult-classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair. The campaign sought to raise $550,000, but it was cancelled near the end when pledges were only able to reach $241,579.
However, this has not spelled the end of the campaign, as Bluth and Goldman took into account fan feedback from the Kickstarter and have already relaunched the campaign on Indiegogo. The new funding goal is only $250,000 with Flexible Funding (meaning that all funds raised will be collected even if they don’t reach their goal), which will fund a 4-minute pitch video (shortened from the original goal’s 10). They will also be hiring a professional script-writer to create a draft of the story. The campaign page also goes into detail on how the money will be spent and who will be working on the project, and provides a brief story synopsis. In addition to various rewards, backers will have access to periodic behind-the-scenes video footage of the creative process.
As of this writing, the campaign is already more than halfway to its goal, and will last until about January 15. The full, feature-length film, if it goes into production, is still expected to cost approximately $70 million.
For more info, check out the official Indiegogo page.