Newswire: Cinema’s newest shared universe to be based on ’50s B-movies

Independent film distributor Cinedigm is reportedly developing a shared movie universe based on American International Pictures’ legendary library of B-movies, presumably after discovering a cache of dusty film prints in its garage. The rebooted 10-movie series was written by Snakes On A Plane’s Jeff Katz and will be shot back-to-back “with a big recurring cast of antiheroes, monsters and bad girls,” just like God and Roger Corman intended.

The films that inspired the new series reads like a list of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes: Girls In Prison, Viking Women And The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Reform School Girl, The Undead, War Of The Colossal Beast, The Cool And The Crazy, and The Day the World Ended. (In fact, four of them have already received the MST3K treatment—they’re hyperlinked above.) If they also sound like direct-to-video trash you dimly remember watching one drunken …

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