Spike Lee seems to think that Jesus loves his motion pictures. The acclaimed filmmaker recently thanked fans and the Son of God for his recent success on Kickstarter.
The filmmaker decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to get his new project off the ground. The film, which is supposed to be sexy and bloody, deals with a group of people who are addicted to blood. Here’s hoping Lee bring something different to this particular table.
In a recent Twitter post, Spike Lee thanked his fans and Jesus for making his Kickstarter campaign so successful. The Inside Man director was able to generate approximately $1.3 million with a handful of days left to spare. He should probably send Steven Soderbergh a nice gift basket.
“Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Supporters. You bet on the mule,” Lee wrote.
Attached to the tweet was a very emotional video that found Lee thanking his supporters for making the project happen. According to the filmmaker, he’s been raising funds the independent way since first set out to make a movie.
“40 Acres and a Mule, We been doing this motherf****er since 19 motherf***ing 86. And we will continue to make our films. They can throw brick backs, hurdles, whatever they can, in our way. We will do what needs to be done to make our stories and tell our stories,” he explained.
Spike Lee previously defended his decision to use crowdfunding after folks suggested that he made too much money to ask for a handout. Not surprisingly, the filmmaker didn’t agree with this theory.
“The truth is I’ve been doing Kickstarter before there was Kickstarter, there was no Internet. Social media was writing letters, making phone calls, beating the bushes. I’m now using technology with what I’ve been doing,” he explained.
It’s unclear when production on the new movie is set to begin. His latest effort, the remake of the South Korean classic Oldboy, hits theaters this November.
Here’s the video Lee released following his successful Kickstarter campaign. Keep in mind that the guy has a very foul mouth. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Are you surprised that Malcolm X director Spike Lee managed to generate $1.3 million worth of financing for his latest motion picture?