“Dark Resurrection” Team Crowd Funded $150,000

We are very happy to bring you another update from the “Dark Resurrection”“. The Italian Filmmakers became an Internet sensation in 2007 and launched volume 2 just recently, which we told you about back in December. Now they’re hoping to complete the series with their third and final installment by 2015.

Now they are looking to raise $150,000 to make this next and final film happen. Hollywood Reporter gives us more info on the story:

Now writer-director Angelo Licata hopes to see the final chapter of his story told. The tale takes place several centuries after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, and centers on one dark Jedi’s obsessive quest to find a legendary temple believed to give those who open its seal unimaginable knowledge. True to Star Wars form, there are good guys standing in his way.

Licita says he would like to shoot this year, with an eye to make the film available online in 2015.

“The first challenge is to get higher level production values to make a movie comparable to a Hollywood film,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Anything is possible if you have passion to get to the goal.”

Producer and star Fabrizio Rizzolo says the team is ready to scout locations around Italy, and will shoot on location and on actual sets much more than in the previous installments – assuming the funding comes in.

“It’s going to be hard work for us, but it’s OK,” he says. “It’s something we must do. Our fans who support us are are main thing that are helping in a lot of ways.”

So if this all sounds great to you, what can you do to help? From now until March 7th, you can contribute to the project here. There are also cool rewards such as prop lightsabers up for grabs.

Watch the team’s pitch video below, as well as the first volume of Riviera Film’s Dark Resurrection in Italian (with English subtitles).

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.