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Originally posted on 2010-09-03 18:21:16 by
A lot of big guys with axes have stalked through horror movies over the years, but the biggest yet may be the titular menace in BUNYAN, a Kinetic Filmworks production directed by filmmaker/FX artist Gary Jones. He gave us a bit of info on the movie, and producer Jeff Miller supplied us with a couple of exclusive pics.
BUNYAN, which recently wrapped its main shoot in the Los Angeles area, is a horrific takeoff on the legend of Paul Bunyan, who in this scenario is a malevolent, 15-foot-tall human monster that terrorizes a boot camp for first-time offenders in Minnesota. Scripted by Jones, Miller and Jason Ancona, it stars Joe Estevez, Thomas Downey from Jones’ JOLLY ROGER: MASSACRE AT CUTTER’S COVE, Tim Lovelace from Jones’ MOSQUITO, Amber Connor, Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf (first photo), Cliff Williams, Victoria Ramos, Jill Evyn (taking a stunt fall in the second photo) and Ryan Hooks. More cast will be added for additional filming to take place this fall. The FX were created by Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps, with additional contributions by Acme Effects, DEADGIRL’s Jim Ojala and Michael Kallio.
“I’m really excited about BUNYAN,” Jones tells Fango, “and I must say I have the good fortune to be working with this really talented and cool, cool cast and crew. A lot of my films have been giant-creature features, and I’ve kind of been labeled as the MOSQUITO and SPIDERS and CROCODILE 2 guy. BUNYAN is my first giant humanoid monster movie, and of course—I must quote my old buddy Ron Asheton here—‘He’s big, man, really big!’ Bunyan does a lot of killing and causes plenty of destruction along the way, but is a monster you still have just a little bit of sympathy for—like King Kong.
“We are using every old and new special effects technique to bring BUNYAN to life,” he continues. “There are going to be some big surprises for the audience, so stay tuned, horror fans! You won’t be sorry.” You can see more pics and find more info at Kinetic’s official website.