Cherokee Folklore Thriller ‘Spearfinger’ Set For February Start Date

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Exclusive: All Roads Productions has set a February production start for Spearfinger, a Cherokee folklore thriller that will be shot in the Appalachian Mountains in February 2020. Skyler Caleb, Woodrow Hancock and James Zimbardi are writing/producing under their All Roads Productions banner. Gary Rubens is financing and executive producing, sharing the latter duties with Anthony E. Zuiker, who created the CSI TV series franchise.

The thriller tells the story of Spearfinger, or U’tlun’ta, a figure in Cherokee legend that lived along the subrange of the Appalachians, also called the Great Smokey Mountains. “U’tlun’ta”, which translates from Cherokee to “she had it sharp”, refers to the sharp finger on the figure’s right hand. As the legend goes, the sharp finger resembled a spear or obsidian knife, which she used to cut her victims and devour their livers. Hancock, who has family in the Appalachian Mountains, first
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