Utilizing clips from a fan film now known as The Adaptation, Alamo Drafthouse has recreated the original Raiders of the Lost Ark trailer. The side-by-side video reveals how closely childhood friends Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb matched shots and timing in the original film.
The trailer is in support of Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, a documentary about the three friends, their seven year odyssey to recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark and their reunion thirty years later to complete the one missing sequence.
Alamo Drafthouse is taking the film on the road with the Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour. It kicks off tomorrow in Seattle with a series of advance screenings leading up to official June 17th release date and continue through the season. Strompolos and Zala will appear at the screenings to answer questions and show The Adaptation along side the documentary. The tour dates are as follows:
June 2 – Seattle (Northwest Film Forum)June 3 – Portland (Hollywood Theatre)June 9 – San Francisco (Alamo Drafthouse Mission)June 10 – Austin (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar)June 11 – Houston (Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park)June 12 – Los Angeles (Cinefamily)June 14 – Dallas (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Dallas)June 17 – New York (IFC Film Center)June 18 or 19 – Chicago (Music Box Theatre)June 20 – Boston (The Brattle Theatre)June 30 – Kansas City (Alamo Drafthouse Main Street)July 1 – Denver (Alamo Drafthouse Littleton)July 2 – Denver (Sie FilmCenter)