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Arc-Vile
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:44 pm Reply with quote
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British filmmaker Neil Marshall exploded onto the screen early last decade with the cult classic “Dog Soldiers” and followed it up with the outright classic “The Descent”.

A few years after that he tried going bigger budget with the Rhona Mitra and Bob Hoskins-led “Doomsday,” a UK-set riff on “Escape from New York” but in this case Scotland was the walled off dangerous land that had to be entered to obtain a macguffin (a pandemic cure) and get out.

Made with a sequel in mind, the film underperformed when it opened back in 2008 and sadly nothing further came of a follow-up. This past weekend a screening and Q & A with Marshall was held in which he discussed some ideas he had for the follow-up including one involving Mitra’s Major Sinclair finding her mother. He tells Slashfilm:

“I had an idea for a part two. There was a sequence involving helicopter gunships attacking the castle [from the third act], which I knew I couldn’t properly do for this one. I thought, Oh, I’ll save that for the next one. I should’ve used for that [first] one. [Laughs] The story was going to involve our hero character, Sinclair, ending up in Newcastle upon Tyne, my hometown. There’s a border town, and she discovers her mom is still alive and running her own kind of gang there. She’s gone a bit fucking mental as well. Beyond that, I haven’t really thought about it.”

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Dancing Stevie Richards
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:37 pm Reply with quote
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I loved Doomsday. I didn't see it until it hit DVD, so I couldn't help that box office (not like I could've done much Laugh ).
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Arc-Vile
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:43 am Reply with quote
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Dancing Stevie Richards wrote:
I loved Doomsday. I didn't see it until it hit DVD, so I couldn't help that box office (not like I could've done much Laugh ).


Had the chance of seeing it at the cinema, lots of fun.

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Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 am Reply with quote
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Shall revisit this one with my soon.

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