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Having homaged ’50s sci-fi in this year’s ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION, indie director Richard Griffin of Scorpio Film Releasing is now preparing to pay tribute to the “spaghetti apocalypse” actioners churned out of Italy during the ’80s in response to THE ROAD WARRIOR. He’ll direct 2009: MUTANTS OF THE APOCALYPSE, based on the short of the same title.
Scripted by Tony Nunes and Guy Benoit and produced by Ted Marr, MUTANTS will be set in a dystopian world populated by “outlandishly deformed mutants, ruthlessly violent gangs, corruptible leaders, wasteland temptresses and the most badass antihero in movie history: Python Diamond.” The latter role will be played by Gio Castellano, from ATOMIC BRAIN and Griffin’s most recent project, THE DISCO EXORCIST, which just wrapped last week. The rest of the casting has yet to be set and will continue through late spring, with production targeted to begin next fall.
“With MUTANTS OF THE APOCALPYSE, I want to return the sci-fi/action film to its roots,” Griffin says. “Real mayhem and not endless CGI. When you see the action and stunts in the movie, you’ll know it’s the real thing with real stuntmen and women putting their lives at risk for your viewing entertainment.” Check out the original short, an award-winning entry in the 2010 Providence 48-Hour Film Challenge, below, and watch for details of the upcoming ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION DVD release at Scorpio’s official website.
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