Casper, CO – August 24, 2020: The new movie trailer for the cult classic zombie movie Casper is set to debut today.
The trailer is the culmination of a year of work by The Casper Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to bringing the classic zombie flick to life.
The trailer is directed by Josh Friedman, who has written two zombie movies and has written and directed many other cult classics.
The project is also being supported by the Academy Award-winning film director Brad Pitt.
“I think there’s a certain type of audience that’s a little bit turned off by zombies and zombies in general.
They’re a little afraid of it, they’re a bit wary of it,” Friedman said.
“I think that’s the whole point.
I think that a lot of people want to be able to take a look at a zombie movie without being afraid.
They want to see something that’s real.”
“The film itself is very grounded, very grounded in reality,” he continued.
“But what’s really cool is the zombie’s not scared.
They have the sense that this is a really real thing, and they know that they’re actually alive.”
The Casper project has been in the works for more than two years.
Friedman has been working with director Andrew Niccol for months, writing the screenplay, while Niccol has been helping out on set.
The result is an amazing, visually stunning, and visually compelling movie that, in the words of Friedman, is a “perfect zombie movie.”
“The original film was written and shot in about 10 days,” he said.
Friedman’s original script is now being rewritten by Niccol, who worked on the first film, which was written by Jonathan Goldstein and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Friedman also had help with the script by a number of people, including a lot people he didn’t know at the time.
A film that was shot over a span of about five years is, obviously, a very long time in the making.
However, it was an experience that Friedman says he’s never forgotten.
“I have to say that my sense of what it was like to be there on set was really incredible,” he says.
He remembers going into the film studio, going through the first few takes of the script and seeing people working with their mouths open.
“It was a totally different world, a totally new world, and it was exciting,” he recalls.
“You just didn’t expect it.
It was like you were there.”
Friedeman also remembers meeting with Niccol at a screening and sitting in a chair with Nicci and the rest of the cast.
“We were like ‘Whoa, we’re really getting this,'” Friedman says.
“We didn’t have any expectations at all, but it was very special.
It just shows the level of commitment and the passion we had.”
Fitzgerald, Niccol and Friedman were joined on set by writer and director Chris Morgan, who had written and co-directed a number.
Morgan’s script was written during a week when Niccol’s was not.
After the cast and crew were finished, Friedman and Niccol sat down with Morgan to talk about the process.
They were told that they were shooting in a two-hour period and had to keep it tight, but that they had to be on their best behavior.
At one point, Friedman had to stop filming after he fell asleep while filming.
Once they got to the editing room, Nicci had to do a double take when he saw Friedman with a zombie mask on.
While working with Morgan, Friedman says Niccol asked him to take off the mask and put it on again.
During the editing, Nicco took out the mask again, and Friedman says the mask fell off his face.
Then, they had a quick break, and the crew continued to film.
Niccol told Friedman that it was his job to get the crew through the entire shoot.
That includes shooting, which Friedman says was the most stressful part.
Finally, they were done.
“We shot the entire thing in three days,” Friedman says of the production.
“That’s the amount of time you need to make a zombie flick.”
After that, the movie was completed.
It was shot mostly on location in Casper.
But that wasn’t the only time that the filmmakers worked together.
There were several other days when they had the opportunity to film in different locations.
According to Friedman, there were many challenges along the way.
For instance, they needed a lot more money than they did at the beginning.
Luckily, they got that.
As for the production’s budget, the Casper movie was shot in roughly $1 million, but only after some of the money was spent