What is it about pot farming that’s become so damned dangerous? It all started with Jason Voorhees protecting his greens in the Friday the 13th remake, and then there’s the whole damned crazy town in “Bates Motel.” And now? Now Welcome to Willits!
According to Deadline, Mark Webber (pictured; Bomb the System, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is set to star in and exec produce indie horror/sci-fi flick Welcome to Willits, which Metamorphic Films and Real Horror Show Pictures have slated for an October production start.
Webber plays pot farmer Brock, who along with some unlucky campers runs into mysterious creatures in the Northern California woods that are responsible for several abductions and attacks. The project is described as capturing a throwback feel with a dash of comedy mixed in with the horror.
Willits will film in LA and Kern County’s Sequoia National Forest under helmers Trevor Ryan and Tim Ryan, aka the Ryan Brothers, who wrote and will direct the movie together. Teresa Zales will produce for Transmedia Content and management company Metamorphic Films alongside Tim Ryan’s Real Horror Show Pictures. The team has tapped Monster FX’s Ron Karkosa and Mark Villalobos to handle creature design and special effects.
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