Spike Lee Launches $1.25 Million Kickstarter Campaign for Next Film
Spike Lee is turning to Kickstarter to help him fund his next film.
The Red Hook Summer director has launched a campaign asking people to help him raise $1.25 million dollars for his next film, which will be about people's addiction to blood. "A lot of sex in it too," adds Lee in a video on the site.
Lee, whose next film will be the remake of Oldboy, starts out his video greeting mentioning the recent success that film production has had through Kickstarter, including the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff's upcoming pic Wish I Was Here.
"Filmmaking is what I do, filmmaking is what I love. You guys, help me keep it going because this is a mother f---ing tough business," says Lee, who adds that he won't be taking a fee for the project.
For those who contribute $5, Lee will provide a Tweet of thanks and project updates. The incentives go up from there, ranging from an autographed DVD to a phone call from Lee and -- for a contribution of $10,000 -- dinner and a New York Knicks game with Lee.
"With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it's not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers," Lee states in the note on his Kickstarter page. "I'm not hating, just stating the facts. Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang."
Lee's campaign runs for 30 days, until Aug. 21.