The makers of the upcoming Robin Hood-inspired fright flick Sherwood Horror continue to keep us updated on the latest goings-on with their film as it continues to creep towards the filming stage. The latest being the signing of a legendary screen tough guy who may be most famous for the scene in Deliverance when he made Ned Beatty squeal like a pig.
Here’s the press release sent our way regarding the latest news on the status of Sherwood Horror.
Legendary bad-guy actor Bill McKinney (Deliverance, The Outlaw Josey Wales, First Blood) is in talks to play a small but important role as the modern-day version of Richard the Lionheart in “Sherwood Horror” a contemporary set reimagining of the Robin Hood legend with bite. Ex-con Rob Locksley (DJ Perry) returns home after a six-year absence to find his town under the rule of vampires. He must join forces with his old roughneck hunting buddies to wage war against the evil Sheriff and his horde of blood-sucking minions.
Director John Regan added, “Everyone agrees that having Bill McKinney aboard will kick the film off right.” Co-Producer/actor Terry Jernigan also commented, “You don’t get any tougher than Bill McKinney.”
Meanwhile, the production company Collective Development Inc. has narrowed filming locations down to three possible states, even though director John Regan is lobbying hard to bring “Sherwood Horror” to Virginia (which is looking to lens in 2010).
Producer/star DJ Perry has a history of shooting features in VA with films like “Wicked Spring,” “Judges,” and “The 8th Plague” and his co-producer/co-star Terry Jernigan is also a VA resident. Perry stated, “I think there is a lot of desire to bring the picture to the commonwealth state; it just has to make sense on a business level.” Ongoing talks will determine if the picture will shoot in VA.
Collective Development Inc.’s recent credits include the N.C. shot western “Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town” (distributed with Lionsgate) and the Yuma, AZ co-production “Renovation”, now in post.
The photo above is DJ Perry and Bill McKinney from the set of Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town, in which they both co-starred.
Hopefully the next time we do a story on Sherwood Horror it will be to report that filming has actually begun.
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