Almost a month ago we reported that the Nazi zombie opus Worst Case Scenario was DOA, but a new film from its proposed director Richard Raaphorst was well on its way. Today the director sets things straight with an informative update.
Follow along the info chain — Dutch horror site Horror.nl got in touch with our compadres at Arrow in the Head to let them know what the deal was with Worst Case Scenario and Army of Frankenstein. Translated from their site, here’s what Raaphorst had to say about the status of both projects:
“The market for zombie movies is saturated and no distributor is buying them anymore: chances for financing WCS became very small. Also there are two other Nazi-zombie flicks out there and as a result of that ours would look like a rip-off.
When it became clear last year that WCS was as good as dead, I came up with the idea of a WSC-prequel with a really low budget of half a million Euro. That project almost came to fruition, but I can’t use the name Worst Case Scenario due to some rights issues. The only way to get it on track was a different story and new title: Army of Frankenstein.
This is still a working title but I think it covers the story nicely. The visual style will be the same as I will direct AoF! WCS can stay what is is, two kick-ass trailers and a great and promising story that never saw the light of day.
Mabye someday we’ll dig it up, but [by] then the Army of Frankenstein will be roaming the Earth! This time we don’t want to rush things, we’re talking with a producer and are still writing the script with Miguel Tejada Flores.”
You know what? I’ll take it! Good news all around as far as we’re concerned! As an added bonus Raaphorst also slipped Horror.nl another teaser image which you can sample below. Look for more on Army of Frankenstein soon!
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