Producer Jeff Miller sent over some info and production stills from his new horror flick Bunyan, which puts a spin on Paul Bunyan, the mythological mountain of a man lumberjack of folk tales, by transforming him into a monstrous maniac ready to put the axe to a camp full of troubled teens.
Gary Jones (Boogeyman 3) directs b-movie veteran Joe Estevez, Tom Downey (Transmorphers), and Tim Lovelace (Mosquito) in this horror flick for Kinetic Filmmworks from a script by Miller and Jones. A few extra days of filming are scheduled in the fall with the possibility of a recognizable genre name or two being added to the cast.
Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps is handling the bulk of the effects work. Hopefully that means Mr. Bunyan won’t just be some hulking Syfy movie digital effect that looks like S.S. Doomtrooper dressed in flannel.
The press release describes the plot of Bunyan as follows:
The movie is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-time offenders boot camp in Minnesota discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real and is much more horrifying than they could have ever imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from the town 100 years ago and thought dead.
But what about Babe, the blue ox? A minotaur, perhaps? Saving that for the sequel?
Check out the stills below, and expect more news on the Bunyan front in the coming months.
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