While promoting Lovely Molly here at the San Diego Comic-Con, we sat down briefly with producers Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming and director Ed Sanchez to get the skinny on the upcoming Bigfoot flick Exists.
Our main focus in Exists was the creature itself, which was designed by Spectral Motion,” says producer Fleming. “It’s basically the kind of effects work you’d find in a big budget movie in our small scale film. Actor Brian Steele plays our creature, and he is amazing.”
Sanchez shot the film found footage style, his first film of the like since Blair Witch Project, and we’ve been assured that in the movie the creature will be anything but out of focus and hidden. “The creature is front and center, and you see a lot it,” says Ordesky. “Fans of Bigfoot movies are going to be really happy with what we’ve created.”
“This movie harkens back to the earlier and really creepy Bigfoot films that scared me as a child like The Legend of Boggy Creek,” says Sanchez. “Everything we’ve seen of Bigfoot has been from the first-person view such as the Patterson film when you see him moving through the woods. That’s why this particular subject is ideal to shoot from the found footage perspective.”
In terms of the rating Ordesky said, “We’re not tailoring the movie for any particular rating, but contextually alone it definitely lends itself to an R rating.” The film wrapped three weeks ago and is now in post. The inside word is that it’ll start making its rounds sometime around late 2012 to early 2013.
Stay tuned for more.
Exists stars Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn, and Denise Williamson with Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly) directing from a Jamie Nash script. Brian Steele (Hellboy) plays the monster. Producers are Robin Cowie, Jane Fleming, Andy Jenkins, and Mark Ordesky with Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs exec producing.
Exists is a horror-thriller that chronicles a group of friends who set out into a remote Texas woods for a weekend of fun and are stalked and hunted by Bigfoot.
More as it comes.
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