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Richard Taylor And The Producers Of INSIDE Move Into THE HOME Of Kristoffer Aaron Morgan And Eric Vespe!

Published at: Feb. 9, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

Beaks here...

Like I said back in July when I first learned of this project, I'm incredibly proud of Kristoffer Aaron Morgan (aka "Kraken") and Eric Vespe (aka "Quint") for getting their nursing home horror flick, THE HOME, on the path to production. Six months later, it looks like they are a deal or two away from getting this labor of love up on its feet. As reported earlier by Bloody-Disgusting's Brad Miska, INSIDE's Franck Ribiere and Verane Frediani have agreed to produce THE HOME along with Elijah Wood. Joining them as an executive producer will be Academy Award-winning f/x maestro Richard Taylor. Obviously, WETA will be involved in a big, big way. According to Vespe, if all goes well at the European Film Market in Berlin this week, they should be ready to roll cameras this May. In case you need a refresher, here's the official synopsis for THE HOME:
Written by Eric Vespe and Matt Ward (from a story by Morgan), The Home unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during a horrible accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.
That's a little more than we knew last time. But that wasn't enough for me. So I chased down the reclusive Morgan for a quick statement. Shockingly, he replied!
I'm thrilled to be able to do this story with the creative team we've put together so far. As a horror fan I'm always excited to see the twisted and bizarre brought to the screen. But, all of that has to be tempered in a world where you actually give a crap about the characters and their personal stories. Hopefully, with the help of our creative team, we've been able to strike that balance with our story, paying off the human element and the creepy crawlies. I've always said the really terrifying thing in life is not the bogeyman in the closet... but the idea that someone we care about might get hurt. So we need to care first, then we fear. That's my idea of good horror. Visually everything has to be fresh and exciting as well. You have to treat a creature feature with the same care and respect in craftsmanship that you would treat any other film. My idea is to go practical all the way with the horrors of THE HOME, that's why casting a fantastic FX house like WETA in that department is so vital. They love every creation they make, and you see that in the face of everything they bring to life. The look of the film will also be very specific. The idea is that it will look like it was carved out of darkness, with a color palette representing the infectious and hideous nature of the environment. We're going to work very hard to bring a story to life that will not insult your intelligence, but will also be a thrilling and unique world.
That's all very fancy, but I was still concerned about this "nursing home" stuff. What's the use of making a horror film if you're not going to populate it with castoffs from 90210 and ONE TREE HILL? So I hopped on iChat and pestered Quint until he begrudgingly answered my questions. What follows is an actual, nearly unexpurgated Q&A between two of AICN's senior editors:

Mr. Beaks: So are you hoping THE HOME will be the horror complement to UP?

Eric O. Vespe: What's funny is that for the longest time Aaron and I kept running into people who wanted us to take out the old people aspect. "Could it be set in a juvenile detention facility?" And now it looks like 2009 and 2010 will be dominated by the elderly. I grew up on movies like Coccon and *Batteries Not Included. I loved those films and I definitely think UP will be the beginning of a trend. It's going to be huge, but it's not huge because it's about an old man... it'll be huge because it's Pixar and they know how to focus on character. We have a similar focus on character, so to answer your question. Yes. The Home is now going to be UP 2. I think John Lasseter might be surprised by that, but he'll come around.

Beaks: I remember you guys were having trouble convincing potential producers about the elderly angle. But if you traded in the old folks for emotionally damaged teenagers, it'd probably just be a retread of NIGHTMARE 3. And I understand the old-age home setting holds a particular resonance for Aaron.

Vespe: It wouldn't work without that angle. The appeal of the story is the elderly cast. It's not teenagers, that's the point. If it was teenagers it'd be every other horror film produced in the last 15 years. It started with Aaron pitching a few different ideas. The one that stuck with me was something set in a nursing home, which he is intimately familiar with. He grew up in one. His father owned a nursing home and he spent his childhood in and around it and knows just how scary the place is without any creepy-crawlies - which, going back to the elderly angle, it's more about the setting than the characters, but having a predominantly elderly supporting cast also gives the film a unique identity and will hopefully make the audience immediately empathize with them. I mean, everybody has a grandma and grandpa, right?

Beaks: So what's the tone here? Are you going for atmospheric, slow-burn horror. And, if so, did that scare people off?

Vespe: That's pretty right on the nose. The main focus is on character. The idea being that if you care for someone then you don't want to see them in danger. That's what makes horror films really hit home. Look at the best of the genre, like Exorcist. You are scared because you care. I love films like FRIDAY THE 13TH, but they're not scary. You can jump, you can love all the gore, but it's not something that sticks with you. That said, there is a disturbing trend I've been noticing over the last few years where horror is either watered down or super extreme. What happened to movies that could admit to being a horror film, deliver on the creatures and the gags, but also focus on character? That's what Aaron, Matt Ward and I have been focusing on during the screenwriting process. Have you seen the image going out?

Beaks: I saw the one at B-D. Love it.

Vespe: That's our favorite, too. We love that one and the silhouette piece that broke in July. We were worried people would think it's a killer doll movie, so that's why the silhouette piece went up first.



Beaks: How did you guys get Ribiere and Frediani on board? I liked INSIDE, but that is very much "super extreme".

Vespe: That was through Elijah, who worked with them on Alex de la Iglesia's OXFORD MURDERS, which they also produced. I have known Elijah for over 10 years now, having met him during his time in Austin when he was shooting Faculty. I wouldn't say we were best friends, but we saw each other when he'd come into town. He knew about Weta's involvement and asked to read the script right after Fantastic Fest last year. He read it, really responded to it and said he wanted to produce the film, taking it to Franck and Verane - which I was really psyched about, because I think Inside is one of the best horror movies of the last 5 years. They read it immediately, flew to Austin to meet with Aaron and myself and said they wanted to do it. This was great news for us. Now we know we don't have to worry about the gore in the script! It's not gonna be PG-13 with those guys producing

Beaks: So with Elijah producing, one wonders if he's interested in playing the young protagonist.

Vespe: There was certainly talk about it, but I think he's wanting to stay behind the camera, which I can understand. If he's wanting to produce he can focus on one thing: producing the movie... and not have his attention divided.

Visually, what is Aaron drawing on?

Vespe: That's probably a question better suited for him. But I can tell you that we're wanting to put a lot of emphasis on production design and making the film look much bigger than the budget. It's very important to all of us that this thing looks fantastic. We're shooting film, not HD... I mean, if Richard Taylor's bringing his A-team, we can't let them down by making it look like some direct to video movie. We've also had initial meetings down in NZ with some amazing people who have worked with the biggest in the business. The script is striking a chord with them, which is good. There's a lot of enthusiasm for the project down there.

Beaks: Love that you're shooting on film, but what about the gore? Are you going practical with the f/x, or will you be mixing in CG.

Vespe: Practical. Practical. Practical. I think we might need to use CG for some wire removal and possibly for some set extensions, but all the creatures will be built by Weta. Nothing kills horror faster than CG monsters. They're just not scary.

Beaks: So real, live creepy dolls. Good.

Vespe: Indeed. that's where rod-removal is going to have to come in. Old school in-camera tricks is what we want to rely on, not CGI. There's room for happy accidents going practical and to me... all that stuff is where the real magic of the movies comes into play. That's the illusion. When you have a team as talented the guys at Weta you have to trust them and let them run wild. They're already coming up with better things than I ever could just in the design phase. They're really nailing the tone we're going for in those production art pieces.

Beaks: Do you find yourself wanting to rewrite stuff to build on their contributions?

Vespe: Not so much, but the devil's in the details... so I guess that makes Weta the Devil. It's what was so great about their previous work. They made you believe you were in Middle Earth and that the outfits were well-worn and buildings have been there for centuries. They know detail and their artists are taking the script as a jumping off point and coming up some some amazingly creative designs that perfectly capture what we want the end product to resemble.

Beaks: kay. Now the obvious question: what does this mean for your future as a contributor to AICN? You were coming into your own as a critic with the AMAD series. Are you ready to trash all that just to selfishly pursue your own career as a screenwriter/filmmaker?

Vespe: Haha... I knew you'd hit me with this. It's a fair question. Listen, I've been a part of AICN since I was 15 years old. It's a huge part of who I am and I'd go a little crazy if I couldn't have a dialogue with the AICN readers. I plan on being a part of AICN as long as Harry will have me. I think I will be limited to specific columns, like the AMAD series I did... I don't believe you can serve two masters, so it probably wouldn't work to attempt to be both critic and filmmaker at the same time. I've taken great strides to keep the two lives separate over the last 3 years that I've been developing this project. Hell, I don't think my agent even knows that I'm Quint on AICN. I love the site and will do what I can to keep up that dialogue and be a presence. But I've never done this before, so honestly I'm playing all this by ear. I'm very conscious of not compromising my integrity as either a filmmaker or critic.

Beaks: Just wait until we get the first test screening review of THE HOME.

Vespe: Haha, yeah.

And it's really positive. People will be parsing that fucker for your voice.

Vespe: Bring it on, as Mr. Bush and Kirsten Dunst once said. I know that it's all fair game, and I'd be disappointed if you or any other online source treated us with kid's gloves. I'm proud of what we've come up with and think it's something that movie fans and genre fans will dig. And I'll totally plant a review, just to see if it makes it through.



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  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    its time to play...KICK THE CAN!!!!

    by Groothewarrior

    yay kick the can time!!!!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Movie Sounds Interesting

    by tolomey

    Although isn't John Carpenter covering some of the same ground in his new movie The Ward. I'd hate to see Quint go up against Carpenter.<br> I'm liking the sound of all practical effects and I'll definately drop a few British pounds on the blu ray when it comes out over here (as in my town, with only one screen, it's doubtfull that this will ever make it to my local cinema)<br> I wish you all the best Quint and may this be the start of something big for you guys.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Sounds Mashed

    by ThePilgrim

    Take "Bubba Hotep" add you some Vengeful Possesed Items\Objects ala Poltergeist or those dolls from "Tales From The Hood" (Would be cool to see a Clothing Monster Suffocate an Old Biddy) Mix that with a House on Haunted Hill remake premise, and give the Creature/Object revenge story some credence by saying the Old Folks home is partly built from a refurbished Insane Asylum that was either condemned or burnt down. It's either that or an Indian Burial Ground, but that's too obvious.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Awesone Pictures!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    As Captain Awesome from Chuck might say.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Or even "Awesome Pictures!"

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I can masterbate with one hand but, it would seem, I need two hands when battling the AICN talkback.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Plant!

    by Quint

    I think that Eric guy was lying to us when he said this is Up 2. If it is, then UP is going to have a really dark third act...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Maybe He Meant UP! 2...

    by mrbeaks

    The exclamation point makes all the difference.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    oh yeah...

    by Quint

    Up 2 would probably be a porno... hold on, I got an idea...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    AICN presents "Up 2: The Porno"

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Going to fill it of Star Wars nods? Seems all the rage these days :)

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    atta boy!

    by The InSneider

    Congrats, Quint! Sounds really interesting and I can't wait to see it. Best of luck with everything!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Nursing homes are fucking horrifying

    by caruso_stalker217

    My parents have worked with the old folks for about twenty-five years, so I grew up around places like that and some of the scariest shit in my childhood can be traced back to that. I got strangled by a crazy old dude when I was a toddler. Not cool.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    This movie sounds like the tits, by the way

    by caruso_stalker217

    You've got my money, you bastards.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    fuck it. I'm man enough to admit that it's a good idea

    by ThePilgrim

    Too bad it's not another old person who is forced to move in there. It must be hard to write honestly for a character of that age. Easier to make them background characters and stereotypes. <P> I'm not dissing! I'm trying to muck around with this concept in my head and I'm just starting to realize how hard a story like this could be to lay out just right. <P> So we got a youngish 20-30 year old fire fighter who is injured seriously on the job. It's not the burn damage that should keep him there. He would have to be incapable of caring for himself to be in there. <P>In other words paralyzed from the neck down. If he can move his arms he can care for himself, he gets a government check and he is placed into government housing. If he lost his fingers or legs or arms from burn damage, he could wear prosthetics. <P> He has to have be paralyzed from the neck down, using a straw and maybe a finger to get around in a wheelchair. Imagine how fucking trapped this poor chum would be. Maybe a wall collapsed on him. <P> One last gripe. DON'T EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE GHOST/CREATURES!!!!! <P> Don't at any point in the Film give up a Big Surprise! "This Is Why This Is Happening" moment. <P> Never explain it, fuck with the audience and let their own imaginations feed the fire, leave em guessing. <P> Yes this is a great idea for a film because Nursing Homes are some of the most haunted fucking places on earth. Why it took this long to make a ghost film like this, that actually takes place in one is beyond me... <P> Congrats Quint/Eric and Kraken/Aaron. <P>I mean that.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    pilgrim...

    by dimnix

    Not a firefighter. And who ever said anything about ghosts? :) I think you'll find some enjoyment with the film.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    quint...

    by dimnix

    if somebody does make a porno spoof of "Up!" without even changing the name to make it funny (i.e. shaving ryan's privates etc) then I will be overjoyed.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Pilgrim

    by Quint

    Thanks for the kind words. Dim is right. He's not a firefighter anymore... was in an earlier draft, but we ultimately felt that it made the character too strong at the outset...<BR><BR>And there are no ghosts in this movie. No fake-outs, no hallucinations and other cheap tricks. What the characters see are very real.<BR><BR>You're right about the setting. It's crucial. Anybody who has ever been in a nursing home, even a very well run and clean home, can tell you it's a horror show by itself. It's a place of pain, misery and suffering before adding in any supernatural element.<BR><BR>Believe it or not we did at one time tinker with making the lead an elderly man, but I think it'll be clear why that wouldn't work when you get the chance to see the movie.<BR><BR>I'll try not to spoil anything, but if anybody has any questions feel free to ask them here and I'll do my best to answer.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Eric and Aaron!

    by Nordling

    I can't wait to see it, my brothas. Practical, huh? Sweet!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    The horror film that shits its own pants.

    by eggart

    Many, many times per day.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds more like the house from Benjamin Button than Up

    by half vader

    - like the lady in that old folk's home said, "You never know what's comin' for ya!" Haw! That fucker Fincher stole your byline!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Inside was fucking wicked

    by Stengah

    Besides those broham's producing this, is there another part of that creative team working on this project? I apologize before hand if it was already mentioned, but that Q&A was wayy too long for the fucking stengah to read.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Sounds great...

    by Samplelord

    2 things that bug me: the art (which is friggen amazing) of the elderly women and the dolls reminds me too much of "Dolls"...the classic Charles Band flick. Also something evil stalking a nursing home/asylum is not that original...Is there a script review or something floatin around? Or a more detailed synopsis? I'm very curious how this one will play...practial f/x finnaly!,and with Weta and the guys from Inside you cant realy go wrong. Congrats...may it become the flick you guys set out to write...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    that first pic is so Puppet master

    by Stengah

    If i was taking a voight kampff test, shit i'd say that without any pupil dilatation and all that other stuff. WAIT, does that make me a replicant!?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Step UP! 2 the Stabbings

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I don't know anything about this other then what I just read. The thought of killer toys freaked me out to the point were I slept with my Louisville Slugger. True story. <p> Congrats Vespe. Did the story come before the agent?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    go get 'em, tiger

    by Jed

    strong material. don't fuck up.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Congrats Quint!

    by TerryMalloy

    Patience and persistence pay off! I can't believe you got WETA! That's guaranteed creature fun right there. Keep trucking and best of luck.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    sounds cool, but id like it more if...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... the "hero" was another senior - one that is put in the home against his will by his kids - he is fine mentally but they fear for his safety because he lives alone and had an accident - thats a movie id want to see - an all senior cast - original - if the hero has to be "young" dont make him a pretty 20 something hipster - make him late 30s or even 40-ish - john cusack, aaron eckhart or luke wilson come to mind

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Quint that story and concept art are bad ass.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Not even to blow smoke up your ass but if this lives up to this early story conceit and what WETA has cooking then I'm stoked. I've been waiting for the people of our generation to begin making genre films and now that its starting to happen i couldn't be more excited. Hopefully our love of the days of yore will keep our aim true. If only we had gotten to cool 80's properties like GI Joe and Transformers before the hacks did.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Quint what are the archetypal actors you have in mind for the le

    by IndustryKiller!

    And what age exactly are you looking for? God knows there arent THAT many genuinely good young actors out there so I always get worried that the studio will force some tool like a Paul Walker or one of the Twilight guys on small but FX heavy productions like this.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    QUINT IS LEAVING AICN!!??

    by Stengah

    http://www.joblo.com/quint-goe s-home

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    AICN is going down the tubes

    by D.Vader

    The time of the Geek is ending.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Wait, so who the fuck is directing?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    This sounds good by the way. Cool concept art. Looks like we might have our first AICN staff writer breakout into real film making.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Quint!

    by m_reporter

    Love the concept of your film, and I want to wish you all the success with it. God knows we need some real horror films these days.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by Darth Thoth

    Congrats guys.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Updates

    by Quint

    Hey, guys. About to run off to see Jason slash his way through some kids, but I wanted to address a few things.<BR><BR>First off, thanks for the well-wishes, both here and via email and facebook.<BR><BR>I completely understand the hesitance regarding the dolls. Evil dolls in horror are definitely a big, big cliche, but this will not be Dead Silence or a Full Moon type movie. The dolls play a very small role and are but one of a myriad of horrors found in the home. I think the tone of the Weta piece above is exactly right. It's almost otherworldly, but somehow very real and present. I know that's what Aaron is after.<BR><BR>Kristoffer Aaron Morgan is directing. He's been my collaborator for almost a decade now and his passion and vision for this has pushed it to where it is today. This will be his first feature, but that's something Franck and Verane find very appealing. INSIDE was also a first film.<BR><BR>And finally, I think JoBlo made a bit of an assumption there. I love their article, but I can say that I'm not going to be leaving AICN for a while. Even if this takes off in the best and quickest way possible you'll still be seeing a lot of me through at least April if not later. I'll be here on the day to day for a while yet and I don't plan on dropping out of sight completely at any point.<BR><BR>I know going from critic to filmmaker is a huge jump and puts us under a bigger microscope, but I'm confident you guys will dig the final product.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Quint's THE man

    by Stengah

    This movie will fucking rock, if not you still have our support. And im not sucking your nutsack here, I just appreciate you not going all moriarty on us, I sense zero pretentiousness from your posts.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    What are the INSIDE guys doing now?

    by Lyghthouse

    I'm likely way behind on events but I thought they were going to do the new Halloween movie. After hearing they lost Hellraiser, I was kind of excited to see what they would do with Michael Myers, especially since I downright hated Rob Zombie's version.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Lyghthouse

    by MaxTheSilent

    Hopefully they're on their way back to France to make another masterpiece, and will forget ever wanting to go into business with the Weinsteins.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I Am Legend's CGI Vampires

    by most excellent ninja

    if that didn't bring back practical effects and makeup for creatures I dont know what did.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    QUINT!!!

    by most excellent ninja

    I fucking hope to see at least an article in the future and a sound bite. I'll miss the 'Yeahs'.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    This is cool, but sort of out of nowhere.

    by dr sauch

    You've got my ass in the seat, Quint! Best of luck!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    INSIDE directors next is Snow

    by Vanikoro

    Inside directors are working on Snow, an epic horror film set in some type of big snow storm (doesn't involve vampires).

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    this sucks

    by ironic_name

    but I hope you do well, quint. <P> horror movies are stupid though.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Lyghthouse

    by Stengah

    Rob zombie will be making the halloween remake sequel. Prepare for a shitfest.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Good Luck Boys!

    by Divhour

    Always nice to see the struggling ones get on track to entertain the masses!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Ah shit

    by Lyghthouse

    Was really hoping I'd get to see a good Halloween(besides Carpenter's) at some point. Looks like that dies along with seeing a good Spirit film.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Better back up a Brinks to keep Beaks

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Otherwise I may go CHUD exclusive. Though Farci hate almost everything

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Quint!

    by John Maddening

    This sounds awesome. Now I don't want to hear anything more about it until it shows up at my local theater!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Don't let Shia LeBeouf near it..

    by F-18

    unless you want the talkbackers to unleash the full fury of their hated upon your movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    typo correction

    by F-18

    *hatred

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Congrats and Kudos!

    by spooky2k

    Firstly, congratulations on getting this sucker moving. I know the feeling. Kind of like a stressful but intensely great christmas. Secondly, great idea. Pixar movies have always done so well because they tap into those ideas we dream up as kids. This movie also taps into that area. Hell, a that art piece with the dolls looks so much scarier than Chucky could ever hope to be. Looking forward to seeing this one.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Good luck, Quint!

    by Beezbo

    I've been kicking around the idea of a nursing home horror screenplay for a while now (anyone who has had a loved one in a nursing home knows how creepy it can be). I always thought it would be a tough sell because it wouldn't have the CW kiddie actors in it. I too, have a younger protagonist for this reason. Any horror that isn't a sequel/remake/ripoff is worth supporting!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Good luck Aaron and Eric! Two words: Ernest Borgnine!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I've known about this project for a few years now, catching up each time I visit Austin. I've known about it since the working title was "Twilight." I wonder why they changed it? It makes me very happy and proud seeing each member of the AICN team making their way into the film business and living the dream. It's been an exciting road, as each contact and friend in the business puts another piece in the puzzle. I really appreciated Aaron's passion for all the great actors out there over a certain age that just aren't getting the work they should be getting. Now let's get Ernest Borgnine on the phone and get to work!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I have a lifetime contract with Quint

    by HEADGEEK

    When I hired Quint out of High School.. I got a contract signed in his blood pledging immortal servitude with a smile. He ain't going anywhere. Besides, he wants good PR.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Nice going, Quint.

    by WYLD STALLYNS RULES

    Congrats.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    FREAKING CONGRATS

    by T 1000 xp professional

    The Home? By Quint?! T1000, Present! I'll be very much there fellow shark hunter. This flick already sounds like my brand of prune juice. I'm stoked and very proud, bud. Keep it up. I was hoping to read a dirty joke question at the end of the interview, but I guess that'll be asked by the next young padawan in the very near future . ;)

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Good luck with Casting, Eric and Aaron!

    by Count3D

    Congrats again, guys! I'm sure it's going to be great! Care to share who you might have in mind to star? Robert Englund maybe???

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    so he has time to write, but not to read?

    by paulmkelly

    Pick a winner in the Star Wars contest you deadbeat!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Sounds good. Horror needs a KICK

    by hallmitchell

    in the A$$. Just remakes and gore at the moment besides the Orphanage, Thumbs up to Del Toro for producing that one.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Harry about about a script writing or pitch comp.

    by hallmitchell

    You have one of the best eyes in the business. I would say in your fanbase there would be thousands of scripts and a few potential genre hits.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Sounds promising

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Good luck guys.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Sounds a lot like Bubba Ho-Tep

    by Rubiks Doob

    Only I bet a lot less fun.