Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Upcoming project: Hermit: Monster Killer
Up here you see one of the concept drawings made by Richard Svensson for Den Gamle och Monstret (aka Hermit: Monster Killer). Cool eh? :) I'm actually doing this to help the talented crew behind the movie, but I was the one who wrote the script - but that's all!
Around ten years ago Ola Paulakoski asked me to write a short movie. I did, nothing happen and life continued. Five years later he asked if I could rewrite it as a feature length movie, and I did! Since then we've been working on the script, Ola has been trying to get it off the ground - and now they're sooooo close.
Pre-production is underway, casting, designing monster and prepare special effects... yeah, monster! This is basically a story about one old man trying to stop one angry, bloodthirsty monster from ruining his forest (and house, and dog, and...) and those affected by the monster rampage! It's a mix between Tremors, Alien, Shaun of the Dead and... Moby Dick, with a big chunk of humor and slapstick between all the flying body parts and gore!
It's gonna be shot in Swedish, because there's no point anymore for us Scandinavians to shoot things in English. Just look at Troll Hunter, Cold Prey etc. It's all about the region, and the region here is Sweden! :)
I work as a writer nowadays, right now for TV, but I've written several screenplays - some of them resulted in films! Ola Paulakoski has directed numerous music videos, short movies and worked behind the scenes on killer-scorpion film Stinger and Johannes Pinter's Skills (starring Tim Man from Raging Phoenix, Bangkok Adrenalin etc). He also worked as second unit director on upcoming thriller Angry, starring Bo Svenson.
If you feel for supporting a VERY cool and gory and bloody indie-project, support Hermit: Monster Killer.