Thursday, 24 March 2011

Dark Future...

Way back in February 2008, not long after I started writing this blog, I mentioned a project I was working on called Dark Future. Sometime in 2007 the director of the project, Glenn Salvage, had decided to put together a trailer to generate some interest in the film. At some point near the end of last year the trailer was finished (long story). It had its first public screening at the Moviebar launch in February this year. And now, courtesy of Ross Boyask who edited the trailer, it's online for everyone to see:



I'm not sure whether there's any life in the project attached to this trailer now (it's been a long time and a lot of zombie films have been released since) but you never know. I'm glad it's out in the world anyway - a lot of hard work went into producing it from all involved so it deserves to be seen. When we showed it at MovieBar I had a whole list of things I was going to talk about regarding the making of the trailer, but we showed it quite late in the evening and I was running out of steam so only mentioned half the things I was planning to say. Now it's online this is the perfect opportunity for a long, involved blog post telling the whole story...

...only I'm still supposed to be finishing two scripts by the end of the month and right now I'm halfway through one and a quarter of the way through the other. So I need to get back to work...

2 comments:

Mark Moynihan said...

lots of zombie films don't necessarily mean it shouldn't be done, dude. Zombies are very one dimensional as monsters and yet so many original ideas stem from them. Look at Walking Dead or Zombieland, two excellent and original treatments of the end-of-the-world-zombie-apocalypse, don't know about you but I'm baying for a 2nd season of Walking Dead.

Just when any genre seems tapped out some one does something new to invigorate it. The end of the vampire film has been predicted since "Interview With The Vampire" (and prayed for since the onset of Twilight) and yet even a genre as overworked as that produces films like "Thirst" "Let The Right One In" and "30 Days of Night".

Maybe I'm just trying to convince myself because the next short I'm working on is a vampire film...

Chris Regan said...

Good point, I think I've just seen too many zombie films. My favourite after the Romero films is I, Zombie which is a really original take on it but also a highly unpopular one. I think vampires are a bit more versatile so you should have no problem!