Al Snow may not have quite reached the same superstar heights as many of his pro wrestling colleagues who have gone on to acting careers, but of late he has been quickly carving out his own niche as a b-movie star. From J.O.B. Squad to hit squad, Overtime casts the ex-grappler as a hitman contending with an alien parasite and the zombies it spawns.
Raph (Al Snow) and Max (John Wells) only kill bad guys, and only after their boss Sam, a high-powered attorney, has cashed a nice paycheck for getting her sleazy clients off the hook.
When Sam sends our heroes on a routine hit, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy they never imagined. But whatever trouble they’ve gotten themselves into is nothing compared to the wrath of Raph’s wife if he doesn’t make it home in time for his son’s birthday party.
Being a good hitman is tough; being a good dad is killer!
Undead Backbrain got exclusive first word of this fun looking sci-fi/action/horror flick when it scored an interview with the film’s writer, DP, and producer Brian Cunningham. He describes what he and the film’s director, Matt Niehoff, were aiming for when they set out to make this film that is getting ready to hit the festival circuit:
“The movie draws heavily from ideas in movies like Aliens and From Dusk Till Dawn. There’s a lot of Shaun of the Dead in there, tonally, and of course the hitman aspect will remind people of Boondock Saints and Pulp Fiction (mind you, I’m not comparing us to those movies … I’d never dream of going toe-to-toe with Tarantino). What you might not think of, however, is the influence movies like Lethal Weapon had on Overtime. When it gets down to it, this is a fun 1980s action comedy about two guys trying to balance work and family. The zombie-alien side of things is almost incidental.”
That’s certainly the vibe I got looking at the trailer.
Head over to Undead Backbrain for more of the interview and other exclusive stills from the flick but not before you have a look at the trailer below.
Don’t be surprised to see Cunningham’s name pop up around here again in the near future as he has also recently begun work on a documentary about the professional haunted house attraction industry to be called Monsters Wanted.
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