Did you ever wonder what the characters of Matt Groening's Futurama would look like in the real world? Thanks to a new fan film, you won't have to. You might also never sleep again.
Maybe it's just me but the trailer for this fan film (called Fan-O-Rama) is FREAKING ME OUT. Honestly though, this group from Cinema Relics really went the extra mile. The sets specifically are giving me a Pee-wee's Playhouse vibe, but it's those prosthetics/masks that are really getting me. See for yourself.
In the year 2014 one man, Dan Lanigan, in addition to other men, and some women, set out on a quest to become the first person in his family to create a live-action Futurama fan film. He is now regarded by most of his immediate kin as the foremost authority on the subject. This is his story.
Of course, he was far too lazy to do it alone. Dan sought out the greatest mind/ego of his age, Martin Moonwalker Meunier to help him invent new technologies, techniques, and recipes to bring the visual realism sorely lacking in the cartoon. He signed on the attractive Kody Frederick to star, help write and produce, as well as add the sex-appeal sorely lacking in the cartoon. He engaged his niece, Katie Lanigan, to act, help produce, and add the nepotism sorely lacking in the cartoon. He activated the legendary Garzatron, a synthetic being capable of carrying on 16 conversations at once with himself, to help design and build stuff. Adam Cook was raised from the dead in accordance with ancient Swedish prophecy to help produce. Dan secured the musical genius, Eric Diaz, a talented singer-songwriter, to make costumes. He brought aboard Andy Klimczak so he wouldn”t be the only fat guy on set. He also acted and helped write.
And in case you were worried they might get in trouble for this: “FAN-O-RAMA is a privately financed fan-film and we have not asked for, or received any financial donations towards it.”
(via The Mary Sue)