Everyone who starts their filmmaking career off with a low budget interpretation of what they see as a grand concept wishes, at one point or another, that they could just go back and remake it. Not in the George Lucas sense of more or less ruining the original film necessarily, but I’m sure all filmmakers have wished their first works were closer to their true vision.
Ed Douglas of the horror symphony band Midnight Syndicate is finally getting to fulfill that wish, and he’s doing it with a great team — namely, Robert Kurtzman’s Precinct 13 Entertainment. P13 has signed on to produce a remake of The Dead Matter, which Douglas originally shot for $2,000 before the formation of Midnight Syndicate. Over the course of the last ten years, the group has built enough of a reputation creating, as they refer to them, “soundtrack CDs to imaginary horror films” that it only seems fitting they should work on a real one.
The Dead Matter is the story of a vampire relic that holds all sorts of nasty power. When a grief-stricken girl who is desperate to contact her brother gets her hands on it, things don’t go so well. Both Doug Bradley and Andrew Divoff are in talks to star.
Douglas will be directing from a script he co-wrote with partner Tony Demci. Of course Syndicate will be providing the soundtrack for the film with a plan to release several new CDs of music to go along with it.
Check out Midnight Syndicate’s official site, The Dead Matter official site, or Precinct 13’s site for more info! Oh, and be sure to read our old interview with Douglas right here to learn more about the band!
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