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New York Comic Con 2016: Actor Kim Coates talks “OFFICER DOWNE”Home,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
In the world of cinema, there are certain actors and roles that fit one another like a glove, especially within genre entertainment. Much like Robert Englund and John Jarratt inhabited the roles of Freddy Krueger and Mick Taylor with the greatest of ease, the same can be said of Kim Coates and the titular protagonist of M. Shawn Crahan’s OFFICER DOWNE. Produced by Mark Neveldine of the chaotic film duo Neveldine/Taylor, OFFICER DOWNE is ultraviolent, over-the-top, and fun as hell, and at last month’s New York Comic Con, FANGORIA spoke to Coates about taking on his most kick-ass role to date!
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for the OFFICER DOWNE…
Adapted from Joe Casey and Chris Burnham’s popular 2010 graphic novel, OFFICER DOWNE takes you into a hyper-real Los Angeles for the story of a savage LA policeman who is repeatedly resurrected and returned to active duty via dark science technology. When a rookie officer named Gable is recruited as back up, he discovers there’s much more to the titular super-cop than a mindless law enforcement drone warring against a twisted rouges gallery of over-the-top super-villains.
OFFICER DOWNE, starring Kim Coates, hits select theaters and VOD from Magnet Releasing on November 18th. Stay tuned for more on New York Comic Con and OFFICER DOWNE here at FANGORIA.com!
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