Ever watch a movie on the SyFy channel and think to yourself, “I could have done that better” or “I have so many ideas that would make a great SyFy movie”? I know I have. Heck, I’ve even started scripting a spec SyFy original movie. I love the subgenre of b-movies that have been formed from the network (especially from its Sci-Fi Channel hayday).
Okay, so SyFy isn’t going to give you buckets of cash to go out and make your own “Lorenco Lamas gets attacked by dinofish” movie, but they are letting viewers help make the decisions for a new film. The network is teaming up with IGN and opening a new website, B Movie Mogul, where fans can come and vote and pitch ideas for the new movie. They are promising that everything from the monsters, costumes, title, taglines, dialogue, and even character deaths will be decided by fans. The website will begin on Friday, and we’ll post the link when it is up in our comments section.
The first voting stage is pretty cool, what should the overall concept be for the film be? Would you prefer a 2010 apocalypse story, a Bermuda Triangle-set creature feature or a Roswell, N.M.-set alien movie? My vote is going toward the 2010 apocalypse story.
I really love this concept, and when all is said and done, we’ll have a fan crafted two-hour SyFy “original” movie. And for this one, we’ll have no one to blame for how bad it is besides ourselves.
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