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Monster Mutt is a family-friendly, 80s retro-looking monster dog movie (which Doesn’T feature CGI – yay!) that follows:
…a pair of kids trying to save their beloved pooch from a mad scientist working for a sinister villain whose experiment has transformed their dog into a crazy-eyed muppet monstrosity.
The film, which is going straight to DVD in the Us, is directed by Todd Tucker and stars Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimzy), Bart Johnson (High School Musical), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zach and Cody), Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Zack Ward (Postal).
According to Dread Central, Monster Mutt is released in the Us on January 4th 2011. »
It was a little over a year ago when I first brought news of Monster Mutt, a monstrous new family film billing itself as "Beethoven meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" about a lovable dog transformed by a mad scientist into an adorably silly looking furry fiend. I predicted then it would be on DVD shelves sometime in 2010. My prediction proved off by four days.
Monster Mutt will arriving on DVD shelves at Wal-Mart and other DVD retailers/renters on January 4, 2011. Todd Tucker (a co-producer of the Night of the Demons remake) directs Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimzy), Bart Johnson (High School Musical), Brian Stepanek ("The Suite Life of Zach and Cody"), Juliet Landau ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Zack Ward (Postal) in this frightfully funny family flick about a pair of kids trying to save their beloved pooch from a mad scientist working for a sinister villain whose »
This is one of the more bizarre stories I’ve posted in my time here: Orson Welles, who died in 1985, will be in a new movie. Well, his voice will be in the movie, but it’s still bizarre how it came about. THR reports that “lost tapes” of Welles narrating a book called Christmas Tails have been uncovered and that Drac Studios will now use them as basis for a movie. The tapes are a result of Welles narrating the book for his friend Robert X. Leed. Leed, in speaking with Drac Studios president Harvey Lowry, remembered he had the tapes, shared them with Lowry, and Lowry started brainstorming ideas for a picture.
Christmas Tails is about Santa’s dog saving Christmas by gathering other canines in the North after the Reindeer fall ill. Welles’ voice will be interspersed throughout and part of the movie will be about uncovering the tapes. »
- Matt Goldberg
The late Orson Welles is back in the movie business. A rare recording only recently discovered of the filmmaker narrating a children's Christmas novel is being used as the basis for a film. It is being produced by Drac Studios, best known as a special effects and makeup shop for movies like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" but now moving into full-fledged production.
"It's a movie about how Santa's dog saves Christmas, but on one level, this a story about the discovery of Orson's lost tapes," Drac president Harvey Lowry said. "This is a substantial find. It's something that a filmmaker dreams of."
More than 25 years ago, author Robert X. Leed self-published a book titled "Christmas Tails," and in 1985 got his friend -- »
- By Borys Kit
Back in October, we chatted with Drac Studios Todd Tucker and Harvey Lowry at Spike TV's Scream Awards where they were just about wrapping production on Monster Mutt , a family fantasy film that Tucker directed. They were also just beginning production on The Mortician with Gareth Maxwell Roberts helming. Now, Drac Studios is opening up Drac Studios Louisiana and going into pre-production on their next feature Dead in the Water , which will be directed by Rob Walker from a script by Si Dunn. Harvey Lowry is producing. "With all of the indie and studio films being shot in Louisiana, it was an easy decision to open a facility in the state," Lowry said. "Now we can offer other producers the Louisiana tax incentives for our special effects and makeup effects as »
Special effects and makeup house Drac Studios is segueing into motion picture producing, opening up Drac Studios Louisiana and going into preproduction on its first live-action feature, "Dead in the Water."
"With all of the indie and studio films being shot in Louisiana, it was an easy decision to open a facility in the state," Lowry said. "Now we can offer other producers the Louisiana tax incentives for our special effects and makeup effects as well as take advantage of them ourselves for our own productions."
The company is leasing space in Baton Rouge's Raleigh Studios Celtic Media Center.
The creative team behind Drac -- Lowry, Todd Tucker and Ron Halvas, with creative direction by Greg Cannom -- has won Oscars for "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button »
- By Borys Kit
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