We have been following Canadian filmmaker Justin McConnell and his Vampire project 'The Eternal' for some time now. But, it is with a heavy heart that we bring you news that production has been put on hold until 2011. But fear not! For this is only a minor glitch for Canadian genre cinema for Justin will begin a new project this month called The Collapsed.
In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive against insurmountable odds. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home, Dover's Bend.
The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries.
The full press release regarding the suspension of production on The Eternal
is after the break.
Canadian production company Unstable Ground regrets to announce that production of the upcoming horror film "The Eternal" has been postponed until 2011. "In our quest for full finance over the past couple of years a number of market realities have become apparent to us." States director/producer Justin McConnell "The DTV market is close to dead, and "The Eternal" as packaged, with the budget and cast that we have attached, is too much of a risk for most investors, given the economy. It's difficult to get an original independent film budgeted between $2‐$3 million off the ground without A‐list attachment, therefore, we're going to rework the project to target a lower production budget, and continue to move forward. This will probably mean a slightly less well‐known cast, but the film and graphic novel itself will likely not change."
In the meantime, Unstable Ground has a new lower‐budget feature film in the works. The horror/thriller "The Collapsed" shoots in Toronto August‐September 2010. Much of the production team from "The Eternal" will be working on the new film, including D.O.P. Pasha Patriki, art director/make‐up FX Kevin Hutchinson, and composer Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring, Ending the Eternal, Working Class Rock Star, Stuck, Twilight: Eclipse). The film will be shot using the RED 4K.
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