Just yesterday the official site for Midnight Syndicate’s Ed Douglas’ return to directing, The Dead Matter, got a very nice bit of casting updates: Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini and Jason Carter have all signed on to star in the film, a remake of Douglas’ own feature shot many years back for next to nothing.
This time out there’s a budget in place and they’re working with Robert Kurtzman’s Precinct 13 to bring it all to life. Divoff will play the villain Vellich and will get in front of cameras as soon as he’s done with work on an unnamed Steven Spielberg film set for release in May of 2008 (could there be a man with a whip involved?).
Carter will play Vellich’s nemesis, Ian McCallister, and Savini will hopefully get to ham it up a bit as the vampire overlord Sebed. Nice! The site also mentioned that Precinct 13 has already begun work on the effects for the film and that we’ll see stuff from it within the next month. Even nicer!
Shooting on The Dead Matter will begin this August in Ohio. Look for more very soon!
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