Slash To Produce First Slasher
The famed guitarist is set to rock with the first feature from his production house.
Back in 2010, iconic Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash announced that he was joining the ranks of musicians turned movie moguls (ala Rob Zombie) and launching his very own Slasher Films, a production company with an eye on throwbacks to the horror films of the seventies and eighties. And now it's just been confirmed that production has commenced on his first project, Nothing To Fear.
Directed by Gore Verbinski protégé Anthony Leonardi III, Nothing To Fear follows a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth. The movie is based on an actual town of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the seven gateways to hell.
Making his debut with the project, Leonardi has worked alongside Verbinski on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Rango, and the upcoming Lone Ranger. Leonardi has also worked as a creature designer on a number of films, including Francis Lawrence's Constantine and the upcoming Japanese drama 47 Ronin.
The feature is set to be produced by Oscar-winners Michael Williams and Rob Eric (Transsiberian, Session 9, The Fog of War). "Michael Williams, Slash, and I are thrilled to have such an incredible cast on this project," said Rob Eric. "We're all excited to see this amazing and sinister tale come to life."
Midlife Crisis Productions is co-financing the project. Content is handling international sales for the picture and Anchor Bay has acquired US rights.
Photo credit: Slash, courtesy of Getty Images/Frazer Harrison.