The latest Hammer Films project BEYOND THE RAVE, a web series which marks the companies grand return to the horror genre is now officially going to debut on My Space TV! While no official date is set, Variety is reporting that all 20 episodes of the internet series will debut via the film’s My Space page, followed by a DVD release. Read the full press release below. We’ll keep you posted on when the My Space profile goes live!
Original article: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117977640.html?categoryid=13&cs=1
LONDON — The recently revived Hammer Films will produce its first feature in three decades and distribute it via social networking site MySpace’s Web TV arm, according to Variety.
Legendary Brit production company Hammer built its name on a string of genre pics released in the 1950s and ’60s under the Hammer House of Horror label.
New pic "Beyond the Rave" will be released in 20-minute webisodes on MySpace TV and then be made available in its entirety on DVD to buy or as a download.
The youth-skewed vampire story set in England’s underground rave party scene follows a hedonistic soldier in his quest to track down his missing girlfriend in the last 24 hours before he flies to Iraq.
Cast includes Sadie Frost, Jamie Dornan, Nora-Jane Noone and Tamer Hassan.
Matthias Hoene directs. Ben Grass and Tom Grass of Pure Grass Films produce for Hammer.
"Beyond the Rave" was "inspired by Tom’s and my own experiences of raves: the great highs, and the demons that can lurk in the dark before dawn," said Ben Grass.
Hammer’s latest resurrection came in May, when it was purchased a consortium led by Dutch producer John de Mol.