The famed, and long defunct, British horror imprint “Hammer Films” is back with it’s first new production since the late 1970’s.
“Beyond The Rave” will be an online serial that, according a press release is, “a vampire story set in England’s underground party scene, is a combination of traditional horror themes and contemporary setting and characters. The movie follows the last hours of freedom of local soldier Ed, who is flying out to Iraq the following morning. He spends his last night in the UK tracking down his missing girlfriend Jen, last seen partying with a bizarre group of hardcore night-time ravers led by the mysterious Melech.”
The series is directed by Matthias Hoene, and will star Nora-Jane Noone (The Descent), Jamie Dornan (Marie-Antoinette), Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, The Ferryman, Eastern Promises), Sebastian Knapp (28 Days Later, One Point O), Les Simpson (Dog Soldiers, upcoming Doomsday), Lois Winstone (When Evil Calls) and Steve Sweeney (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). Old-school Hammer stars Igrid Pitt, Sadie Frost (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) are set to cameo.
CEO Simon Oakes says “Hammer is a great British brand; we intend to take it back into production and develop its global potential”. The studio is also said to be returning to feature production, with several projects in development.