So, what’s changed since the last time we spoke?
Wow, well, we have changed a fair amount of things. The pixel style is still well and truly there, but it is higher resolution as it was just too low res for most people. So we upped it, added a few special little things like 3d backgrounds, lighting, shadow, extra details that just add a lot to the movie. The script has been tweaked a lot too, it’s a lot funnier now. There is also a lot more boobs, which we may have to tone down for the final release.
How’s the fund-raising going?
Really well! The day that I write this, we just had $2k of donations come in 2 hours, so pretty buzzed by the whole thing! We get to keep everything that we raise which is awesome, but the more money that we get, the quicker it will get made and the better the movie will be, we’ll be able to pay for a composer, post-production, actors, artists, much-needed computer equipment… We’re doing some random spot deals to our followers on Twitter too. anyone wanting more info should head to http://indiegogo.com/thehitsquad/.
Any game/film/TV influences in The Hit Squad at all?!
There’s loads and loads! Basically everything on the old school Nintendo consoles, Atari, things like Pacman, Jet Set Willy etc… The list of 80′s movies is huge, Back To The Future, Teen Wolf, Escape From New York, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Coming To America, the list is endless.
What are you hoping for when it’s out?
We’re just hoping that people will enjoy a movie that we’ve put years of work into! We’ll be working out exactly how the release will work by release time, there’s a lot of options and we’re working out the best for the fans. Either way, there’ll be some great things happening and I think that people will really dig the movie.
What will we expect when we see The Hit Squad?
Its a crazy ride of a film, loads of great gags, loads of fun, sex, drugs and synthesized music! Expect A mix of classic 80′s music, mixed with crazy off-kilter humour, a load of geeky references and gallons of fun.
What are you going to do when it’s done?!
Sleep for about 8 years.