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Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films, Magnet Releasing and 25 directors (including Ti West, Nacho Vigalando and many more!) are teaming up to produce what sounds like the most exciting horror anthology in a long, long while; THE ABC'S OF DEATH.
Co-produced by Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse (and it's newly minted Drafthouse Films) and Ant Timpson of Timpson Films, THE ABC'S OF DEATH will see 25 of the most interesting genre filmmakers working today, plus one competition winner, each tackle "a letter from the alphabet that represents a word to act as a springboard for a short story of death."
Twenty filmmakers are currently confirmed for the project, and oh, the list is wonderful:
Banjong Pisanthanakun (SHUTTER), Angela Bettis (ROMAN), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (COLD SWEAT), Jason Eisener (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (MIRAGEMAN), Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet (AMER), Gadi Harel (DEADGIRL), Thomas Malling (NORWEGIAN NINJA), Yoshihiro Nishimura (TOKYO GORE POLICE), Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, RED WHITE & BLUE)
Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura (YAKUZA WEAPON), Marcel Sarmiento (DEADGIRL)
Srdjan Spasojevic (A SERBIAN FILM), Timo Tjahjanto (MACABRE), Andrew Traucki (BLACK WATER, THE REEF), Nacho Vigalando (TIMECRIMES), Jake West (DOGHOUSE, EVIL ALIENS), Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE INNKEEPERS), Ben Wheatley (DOWN TERRACE, KILL LIST)
Adam Wingard (POP SKULL, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE)
"Helming Fantastic Fest for the past seven years has brought us in touch with an amazing community of filmmaking talent. THE ABCs OF DEATH offers us a chance to work closely with a large number of visionary filmmakers to create a film with more jaw-dropping moments than a whole summer of blockbusters,” says League.
Production commences June 2011 and wraps January, 2012. "Six months, six weeks and six days later," as the press release happily points out.
The staggering amount of varied talent involved here makes it almost impossible to not be stoked on this concept and eventual execution. It's safe to say we'll all be watching this one closely! For more, keep an eye on its official site, right here.
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