Producer Jonathan Sothcott just dropped us a line to let you know about his next project before his remake of The Asphyx. Buckle up, kids, and get out those dollar bills! It’s time for the showdown of the century – Strippers vs. Werewolves! Oh, how we love our job!
“The script has been written by a very talented guy named Pat Higgins, who has made a string of micro budget genre films in the UK including Hellbride, KillerKiller and Bordello Death Tales,” says Sothcott. “His stuff is very stylish, and he’s already developed quite a cult following. We’d been chatting about doing something together, and he said he was working on a script called Strippers vs. Werewolves. ‘This I must see,’ I thought. I read it and absolutely loved it – as a child of the 80s I grew up on Fright Night, Vamp, Once Bitten, The Lost Boys, Return of the Swamp Thing, Saturday the 14th and My Best Friend Is a Vampire… and this is very much in that spirit. As I was reading it I was thinking, ‘This is like a great reference to The Monster Squad’ — and when I asked Pat, it turned out it was!!
Sothcott continues, “Werewolves are the hardest monsters to get right on film – and I don’t just mean the special effects. Straight werewolf movies often come across as outrageous comedies – Howling 2, Silver Bullet, etc., and werewolf comedies don’t tend to be cinematic gold (though I have a soft spot for the delirious Haunted Honeymoon), but I’m enough of a genre buff to know that this one’s very special indeed and is going to be brilliant fun – think Shaun of the Dead meets Bitchslap in the style of The Howling, and you’re getting the idea.”
“We’ve just started casting, and I’m pleased to announce that the first person to join the cast is the terrific British actress Adele Silva (pictured above). “Adele was in my first short film, Karma Magnet, years ago and was more recently seen in the underrated Danny Dyer horror film Doghouse. She’s a great actress with perfect comedic timing, and I can’t wait to work with her again,” Sothcott adds.
Production is expected to start late 2010 or early 2011. Look for more soon!
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