All of a sudden, Chad A. Verdi’s upcoming flick Army of the Damned just got a whole lot more interesting as the casting for this sucker has everything from rockers to ECW veterans all the way to horror legends. Care to know more? Read on below for all the details.
From the Press Release:
“Verdi Productions and The Woodhaven Production Company announce that RI filmmaker Chad A. Verdi attaches horror legend Tony Todd to his next film, Army of the Damned. Todd will be joining actors Michael Berryman, Joey Fatone, Sully Erna, Tommy Dreamer, Thea Trinidad, Nick Principe, David Chokachi, David Gere, Tom Paolino, Jessica Scott Lussier, Ben Gracia, Billy Vigeant, Tom Gleadow, and Anthony Estrella to his next horror film Army of the Damned. Filming will begin in April with David Gere and Seth Rosenblit joining Mr. Verdi and Gino Pereira as producers on the project. The film will be directed by Tom DeNucci and photographed by cinematographer Sam Eilertsen.
Army of the Damned tells the story of a hit reality TV crew following a group of local cops in a sleepy town. Things go horribly wrong for the cops, played by Tony Todd (“The Candyman”, “Platoon”, “The Rock”), Sully Erna (“Godsmack” lead singer and front man), Tommy Dreamer (Pro wrestling legend), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”, “Witchblade”, “Beyond the Break”), Thea Trinidad (TNA wrestling diva, “Self Storage”, “Five Senses of Fear”), Tom Paolino (“Inkubus”, “Loosies”, “Infected”) and the camera crew, played by Joey Fatone (“NSYNC”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “Inkubus”) and Jackie Moore (“100 Ghost Street, The Return of Richard Speck”, “Homeland”, “30 Rock”) when they respond to a call that brings a whole new meaning to the term “domestic disturbance.” Faced with life and death situations, these officers are forced to throw the rule book out in order to stay alive. With the help of a reclusive hermit played by Michael Berryman (“One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, “Lords of Salem”) and a petty criminal played by Nick Principe (“Laid to Rest”,” Laid to Rest 2″, “Madison County”), the lawmen do all they can to serve, protect and avoid joining the ARMY of the DAMNED.
Verdi stated, “Tony Todd is a great actor and a horror legend. He was the last piece of the puzzle that I felt this film needed to be the blockbuster I know it will be”.
Verdi’s latest films, Infected and Self Storage are being released through Screen Media and will each reach over 100 million homes through Universal’s VOD platform starting April 10th with Infected and Self Storage on June 2nd. The release dates of both films were moved up due to high demand.”
Apart from my obvious love of horror, I am an old-school ECW fan, so just seeing the Innovator of Violence, Tommy Dreamer, receiving some horror love is off the freakin’ hook! So stoked for this one. How about you?