Filmmaker Joston Theney appears to be back with all guns blazing as he has just announced that they are currently working on a sequel to his film Axeman (Axeman at Cutters Creek), and we have the early word in regards to Axeman 2: Overkill.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of pro wrestling, I just love it! So, when browsing through the details for Axeman 2: Overkill, I stumbled upon the name Bryan Clark, former WWE/WCW pro wrestling star, and he is attached to star as the titular character in the sequel. For me personally, this is huge, I love the guy, and he is joined by quite a stellar cast, read on for more.
From the Press Release:
On the heels of successful early results from the May 5th release of “Axeman,” filmmaker Joston “El Rey” Theney announce[s] plans for the sequel, “Axeman 2: Overkill.”
Officially in pre-production as of Thursday, July 2nd, cameras roll in early October on location in Frazier Park, CA. The upcoming sequel stars former 3-time World Champion (WWE “Adam Bomb / WCW “Wrath”) Bryan Clark as the titular character, former “Baywatch” and “Bold and the Beautiful” star Angelica Bridges, recent “Big Brother” reality contest winner Rachel Reilly and Farrah Abraham in her feature film debut.
“Axeman” alum Arielle Brachfeld returns to the retro 80s-inspired slasher as plucky, reluctant hero Deputy Darlene Whitfield, as well as Theney who reprises his role as the affable, death-defying Darren Cole. Newcomers to the slasher series are Jacqui Holland (My Best Friend’s Girl), Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), Monique Parent (Profane Exhibit), and Hannah Landberg (Rabid Love).
When asked for details on the sequel, writer/director Joston Theney replied, “Well, it’s certainly a darker, grittier film than the first. We learned a lot from our first go ‘round. There’s no CGI blood splatters. No short cuts in SFX. No deeply, intertwined love trysts. This is a bloodletting! This film WILL live up to it’s name – Overkill. Guaranteed.”
The sequel will see an initial theatrical release in early 2015.