Fan Film Friday: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark (1954)’

raiders-of-the-lost-arkNow, before you huge Indiana Jones fans attack and inform me that Raiders of the Lost Ark was actually made in 1981, NOT 1954, hear me out. This is a fan film (hence why it’s posted as a Fan Film Friday) of an essential alternate universe, where the film was actually shot in 1954, with Charlton Heston portraying the iconic Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones.

Much like the fan film’s predecessor, Ghost Busters (1954), this fake trailer (what the author calls a “pre-make”) takes scenes from the original film, and matches it up with classic adventure scenes, almost making it look like the exact same film, only shot in 1954. The concept is pretty innovative, and the mastermind behind it all even gave us a shot-for-shot comparison of this trailer and the scenes from the original Raiders to give us an idea.

Check out the video after the jump, and for those Marvel Zombies fans, check out the creator’s take on what if the 1960s Marvel cartoons starred the heroes’ zombie counterparts instead.

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