If you have followed this site for any amount of time it should come as no secret how much we love terribly awesome movies, even moreso the unabashed version which have become a staple of the Syfy channel's Saturday night programming. The cable network is taking their creature-feature specialities to the public with a new website that will allow fans to help create a brand new Syfy original.
Cross a dinosaur with a modern predator for us Hollywood Reporter:
The network is launching a production site, B Movie Mogul, where fans can vote and pitch ideas for the film, from title, creatures, wardrobe, dialogue and character deaths to promotional taglines. The resulting "script" will be shot as a two-hour Syfy original movie to be released next year.
"We constantly have fans e-mailing with compliments, complaints and questions about our movies, and this is a way of involving the fans in a new way," said Thomas Vitale, executive vp programming and original movies. "This is where entertainment is going and just the start of many more things of this nature for Syfy."
Syfy is teaming with entertainment site IGN on the site; the partnership will last 15 months and launch Friday. The first stage will have fans voting on one of three overall concepts for the movie: a 2010 apocalypse story, a Bermuda Triangle-set creature feature or a Roswell, N.M.-set alien movie.
It's hard for me to find anything not to love about this idea. It's going to be like Snakes On A Plane times ten million, and hopefully some of you SHA loyalists will get in on the fun. If we're lucky casting will also be controllable and finally Tony Danza will make his triumphant return to comedy as the local barber that has to hunt down some bio-engineered zombie alien unicorns that play marbles with human eyeballs for money.