Even though there are still three weeks to go before Poison Apple Films wraps up production on Vampire Diaries Renfield (for which they’ve been providing regular updates to Dread Central), that hasn’t stopped the company from looking ahead to its next projects, one of which is promisingly entitled Dinosaurs Unleashed.
Phil Nichols, who portrays Renfield in the aforementioned Vampire Diaries Renfield and also wrote the screenplay, will be handling directorial duties for Dinosaurs Unleashed. He sent over the following brief overview of what we can expect:
“It’s a horror/sci-fi pic along the lines of Sssssss and the Carnosaur franchise and is about a mad scientist conducting DNA experiments in a small Texas town. We are using some of the recent soft tissue science discovered in dinosaur fossils to build our plot around.
Facades FX will be handling the gore, creatures, and dinosaurs; and casting is just beginning. We’ve shot some tests, and here are a few of those images.”
As for what else Poison Apple is up to, Bob Willems (Renfield‘s director) is working on a prequel to his previous film S.I.C.K.: Serial Insane Clown Killer. Facades FX will also be handling the effects work on this project.
In addition, he’s considering a recut of the original S.I.C.K. to make it the movie he and Nichols wanted it to be when they first did it. It was shot on tape at the cusp of the digital revolution on an old Sony Betacam, and they had a lot of issues, so now they want to go back and give the fans the movie they are really craving out of that killer cannibal clown known as Uncle Billy.
For more on all of the above projects, visit the Poison Apple Films website.
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