Max Reload and the Nether Blasters has just launched on Kickstarter with a unique take on crowdfunding. The movie already has funding to complete the initial idea, they are just looking for additional help to make the movie shine just a bit more. Unlike many projects that hit crowdfunding for assistance, Max Reload is, according to their Kickstarter page, asking fans to chip in and make the film just a little better. There is a cool twist to this project that may be of interest to retro gaming fans also.
“We’re very excited to produce Max Reload and The Nether Blasters in Arizona and combine two of our greatest passions – cinema and video games.” said Mr. Conditt.
“The support we’ve been getting from the games/film community, and our partners has been tremendous and encouraging. For us this is a dream come true.” said Mr Tremp.
What feels like a normal day at video game store for Max Jenkins turns out to be the strangest yet for him. On the counter at work a mysterious box appears. Within is not just another game, inside the box is the legendary “lost” installment of Nether Dungeon series and a ColecoVision console. Max doesn’t know that this game carries the “Curse of the Ages” which is unleashed by playing the game. Unfortunately for Phoenix, Max takes the game and console home and does just that – plays it – condemning the whole town to the Nether. The Nether is an ancient malevolent force of evil that was locked inside the cartridge. This is not good. Max teams up with Liz and Reggie, his best friends, to figure out how to defeat the Nether before all of humanity becomes unplugged.
Max Reload is a science fiction adventure comedy film telling the tale of a retrogaming urban legend. Produced completely in Phoenix Arizona by CineForge Media, they specialize in gaming related content, Max Reload has already attached Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Heroes), Martin Kove (Death Race 2000, The Karate Kid), and Kevin Smith.
The twist for retro gamers? Certain levels of support will get a prop replica ColecoVision cartridge for Nether Dungeon. It would be cooler if this was an actual game but maybe that will come later?