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Fango got some details and background on an upcoming horror
feature called OLD 37 from Paul Travers, who wrote the script and is producing
the project with Carrie Alton, Dayna Ghiraldi and Melissa Smolensky. Fango fave
Kane Hodder is attached to co-star in the movie, which will roll later this year.
“It’s about two brothers who intercept 911 calls in a
beat-up old ambulance, and wreak havoc on this town of crazy-driving
teenagers,” Travers tells us; needless to say, Hodder will play one of those
murderous siblings. The writer/producer reveals that he hooked the actor up
with the project at a Fango convention. “Kane was just hanging out with a
buddy,” he recalls, “and I went up to tell him I was a big fan. He was a really
cool, nice guy, and I pitched him the movie, telling him, ‘I’d love to have you
as one of the brothers.’ He was like, ‘I’ve never heard of a movie with
ambulance-driving killers,’ and he was really into it. I sent him the script,
and he loved it and said, ‘Let’s make this movie.’
“We also have Sarah Hyland, who’s in the ABC sitcom MODERN FAMILY, attached as
the lead girl,” Travers continues, “and Ernie Barbarash, who co-produced
AMERICAN PSYCHO and produced the CUBE sequels, will be directing it.” Barbarash
additionally helmed CUBE ZERO as well as STIR OF ECHOES: THE HOMECOMING and THEY
WAIT; also part of the cast is young actor Max Ehrich. The executive producer
is Steven Beer, whose credits include ZOMBIE HONEYMOON.
“It’s straight slasher horror, with a lot of good deaths and
mayhem,” Travers says, adding that the project had its genesis when “I had a
nightmare of these two creeps trying to pick me up in an ambulance and put me
in this woodchipper they had in the back of it. I was like, ‘I’ve gotta write
this,’ so I jotted down five pages, and then I read up on screenwriting and
wrote the rest.”
OLD 37 will be his first produced screenplay, and he’s
already got a follow-up script in the works. “It’s called FRESH GROUND,” he
reveals, “about this coffeehouse in Martha’s Vineyard where the coffee is
tainted with human flesh from Papua New Guinea. It’s a zombie movie with
humor—it’s kind of a zomedy.” We’ll keep you posted on OLD 37’s progress; for
more info on the movie, check out its official website here and its Facebook page here.
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