Brett Kelly, the Canadian director of the BONESETTER movies, MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND and the recently wrapped creature feature PREY FOR THE BEAST,
gave Fango the scoop that he’s joining the remake brigade for his next project. He’s currently in preproduction on THE GIANT LEECHES, an update of the 1959 Roger Corman production a.k.a. ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES,
My God, thank you! Do you realize how long I have been waiting for this? And with a title like that it's sure to kill at the box office!
which was scripted by Jeff O’Brien, whose credits include PREY and the giant-bug flick INSECTICIDAL.
And ignoring the fact that he wasn't involved in any film called PREY, gives him a grand total 4 other masterpieces including GHOST IN A TEENY BIKINI
“I got a taste of creature features with PREY FOR THE BEAST,” Kelly tells Fango,
and I’m looking forward to reteaming with Jeff for some bloodsucking fun! This movie promises to be a sexy, gory romp that will tip its hat to the movies of the ’50s and ’60s,
Like that new Laurel and Hardy did for the 30s! And BTW, the sex is all supposed to be in the poster
but still provide scares for modern audiences.”
A lot of "things sneaking up behind people only to be revealed to be a friend and then another thing approaching in front of people with an axe."
GIANT LEECHES will roll this summer, once Kelly has finished up production on his current project PIRATES OF SNAKE ISLAND.
Oh, I'm liking this guy
Says O’Brien, “Brett currently has KINGDOM OF THE VAMPIRE and PREY in post and PIRATES in prep, so he had some time on his hands,
So he bought hookers for all of us?!? No?
and it was the right moment to start another project.
Don't do that stupid Leech one, ok?
This will be the second old-school monster movie I’ve written for Brett,
After SPACEMEN, GO-GO GIRLS AND THE GREAT EASTER HUNT?
and it’s really refreshing to work on: a simple story with fun characters,
Much like the s**tty movies they make today? No, that's simple charaters with simple stories
much like the old drive-in films of the ’50s—sexed up, gored up and maybe a little camped up, of course.”
Oh, just like Susperia or Friday the 13th?
He adds, “Leeches are disgusting and big leeches are even more disgusting, so there will be no shortage of blood-bloated nasties in this one.”
But they're disgusting!
Tempe Video will release KINGDOM later this year
Finally, the critically renowned surreal hospital dramedy is coming to American DVD!,
and Kelly is currently in talks with several distributors regarding PREY;
Don't do it guys! He's trying to trick you!
you can read more about the latter movie here.
On a site named Badmovies.com
is it just me or does any one else absolutly despise the word "sexy" when describing a movie that in all really has nothing to do with sex or sexiness for that matter? it makes me doubletake and get this weird feeling like , "why the f**k would you say that?"
Did you see the movie "LEECHES!"? That was sexy and I hope we can expect the same level of sexiness from this movie.