“As of Friday, February 25th, principal photography wrapped on The Collection,” co-writer (with director Marcus Dunstan) Patrick Melton told Dread exclusively today of their sequel to Liddell Entertainment’s 2009 horror flick The Collector.
“It was a rugged twenty-eight day shoot, but we got it all done,” Melton continued of the Atlanta-filmed The Collection, “and now it’s back to Los Angeles to begin the post production process. In all, we’re very pleased. This is a very ambitious film, yet with a great crew and dedicated actors, and we finished with everything we set out to achieve.”
As for what genre fans familiar with the duo’s penchant for scripting gonzo set pieces can expect (Melton and Dunstan previously co-scripted the ‘splatstick’ Feast franchise and Saw IV-VII as well as the currently in pre-production Piranha 3DD), Melton teased, “I don’t want to give anything away, but there is one sequence that took several days to shoot that’s wilder than anything we’ve done before. This includes Feast‘s ‘body-bomb/monster face-hump’ sequence and Saw VI‘s ‘carousel’ sequence. It’s all within the context of the film so it’s not over-the-top or ridiculous, but it’s pretty wild and spectacular. I imagine it’ll be featured in the first teaser trailer.”
Starring Josh Stewart, who returns to reprise his role of ‘Arkin’, the rather unlucky burglar who in The Collector went toe-to-toe with that film’s titular home invader, The Collection finds him once again at odds with the series’ masked sadist. Joining him in the sequel are Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), Lee Tergesen (“Oz”, Monster) and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream, “Boardwalk Empire”). Gary Tunnicliffe provides the effects.
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