Next Halloween, hell comes knocking…
November 18, 2013 TORONTO – – Whizbang Films and Storyteller Pictures are thrilled to announce that Saturn Award-winning actor Robert Patrick, best known for roles in Terminator 2, “True Blood”, “The X-Files” and the recent Gangster Squad, has joined the cast of HELLIONS, currently in production in the greater Toronto area under helmer Bruce McDonald.
Patrick has been cast in the role of Corman, a tough as nails small-town cop who knows how to handle a shotgun and comes to the aid of Dora (Rose), a teen faced with a Halloween night from hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.
“Robert brings incredible pedigree to this project – not only is he an amazing actor – he is also iconic. He brings an edge - a toughness - to Corman that no one else could, and I know his fans are going to love seeing him in action with our HELLIONS,” commented producer Frank Siracusa.
Patrick’s upcoming projects in addition to HELLIONS include feature films Endless Love directed by Shana Feste and The Road Within also starring Zoe Kravitz, Robert Sheenan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dev Patel. Patrick is repped by The Coronel Group and The Gersh Agency.
Penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) HELLIONS is directed by veteran cult helmer Bruce McDonald (Highway 61, Hard Core Logo) whose psychological zombie thriller Pontypool made it onto several ‘Best Zombie Movies Of All Time’ lists including a top 25 published by Entertainment Weekly.com in 2010.
In addition to Patrick, the cast includes Rossif Sutherland (“Reign”, “Crossing Lines”, “ER”), Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), and Rachel Wilson (“Republic of Doyle”, “The Kennedy’s”). As previously announced, McDonald and producers Siracusa (Hobo With A Shotgun) and Paul Lenart tapped newcomer Chloe Rose (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), whose recent turn in The Lesser Blessed grabbed industry attention, as their lead.
The HELLIONS team also includes Norayr Kasper (“Cracked”, Walk All Over Me) as director of photography, Andrew Berry (5ive Girls, The Husband) is production designer, Sarah Millman (The Husband, Trigger) is costume designer, and Duff Smith (The Husband, You Are Here) will edit the film.
Principal photography continues on the film through the end of November. In an unprecedented move, the film is being shot almost entirely in digital infrared.
HELLIONS is produced by Frank Siracusa of Whizbang Films and Paul Lenart of Storyteller Pictures. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, and in association with Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central.
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