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Spike Lee’s Kickstarter Campaign Proving Popular With Knicks Fans

A dozen $10,000 pledges for Knicks seats plus dinner

Fans of the New York Knicks are helping get Spike Lee’s mysterious movie financed.

Lee’s offer of courtside seats for a New York Knicks game has turned out to be the main driver for his Kickstarter campaign to fund his untitled film.

As of 6 p.m. PDT Friday, Lee had received a dozen pledges of $10,000 in exchange for dinner and a courtside seat with Lee at a Knicks game, or $120,000. That’s 40% of the $269,706 from 1,449 pledges that Lee has raised in the first five days — but still nearly $1 million short of the  $1.25 million goal for a new film that’s known for now as “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint.”

The campaign also generated $35,000 via seven pledges of $5,000 in exchange for being named an associate producer.

Lee has only described the film as being focused on human beings who are addicted to blood. For Lee to tap into the Kickstarter funds, the campaign is required to hit the $1.25 million goal by Aug. 21.

The two most notable Kickstarter campaigns for the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff’s film “Wish I Was Here” reached their campaign goals of $2 million in three and four days, respectively. But both campaigns offered far more details about the project.

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