Darkest Night Website Now Open; Trailer, New Stills, and Official Poster
The official website for Gothic Productions International's Darkest Night is now open, and along with that news the filmmakers forwarded to us the trailer, a quartet of new stills, and another poster for the flick.
Darkest Night, directed by Noel Tan, is a film with almost all Filipino actors as well as American DJ Perry (The 8th Plague, Wicked Spring) and some Malaysian talent to round out its cast and crew. Its scheduled premiere will be in Manila in November or December 2011. The film finished shooting on May 12 and is now in post production, and its opening is expected to be followed up by theatrical play in the Philippines and then across eastern Asia. Talks are currently under way with distributors in the U.S. for the rights.
This international film is already creating a splash in the Asian media with DJ Perry being among the first American stars to film in the Philippines with a local film company. Darkest Night came about as a collaboration between Collective Development Inc. in the U.S., owned by Perry and business partner Jeff Kennedy, along with Gothic Productions International in the Philippines.
The goal was simple – to create a hybrid horror film that would appeal to both Eastern and Western markets while not losing the edge that makes Asian horror unique. Darkest Night unfolds in a “found video and documentary” style. Its story plops American Perry right in the middle to allow Western audiences to experience a “holiday” trip away from home. Eastern audiences will identify with the many vivid Asian characters as well as the local and family setting. Perry's character in the film, Ken Tyler, is introduced to the traditional Filipino parents of his fiancée, Susan Reyes, played by Anne Gauthier, during a Christmas Day family reunion. What follows is a dark, horrific trip not to be missed as demonic forces come into play.
Check out the trailer, poster, and four new images below along with a few you're already seen, and for more be sure to visit the official Darkest Night website and also "like" Darkest Night on Facebook.
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