Steve Niles and Slash Adapt WAKE THE DEAD
Fresh news from the Sundance Film Festival: Guns N’ Roses guitar player Slash has launched a new company – Slasher Films; and 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles is one of the first under his new company.
Niles and Slash will collaborate on a big screen adaptation of Nile’s and Chee’s horror story WAKE THE DEAD; which is a modern take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Niles is really looking forward to getting Wake the Dead to the silver screen.
“We want to recapture the quality of horror like they made them in the ’70s,” Niles said. “Horror where you care about the characters and story. With Wake the Dead, Jay Russell, Slash and I hope to make a horror movie that sticks with you long after you’ve seen it.”
Jay Russell will helm the film, and with Slash on board – the story can only take a more interesting turn.
“When Jay and I met with Slash we immediately connected on our love of horror and the way we wanted to see horror films made,” stated Niles. “I never dreamed in a million years I’d get to meet Slash, let alone work with him. I’m thrilled. Thanks so much man!”
Wake the Dead will be produced by Rob Eric and Slash under the production company Slasher/Scout. Scout also produced the thriller Session 9 in 2001.
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