Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Cheung's Zombie Actioner REDCON-1 Wraps In Time For AFM 2016
Director Chee Keong Cheung is finally poised to have his latest action horror epic presented at the American Film Market starting next werk. His most recent venture, Redcon-1, is finally in post production as per a recent press release over at Horror-Movies.ca which confirms the film's wrap and post production following a ten week shoot with up to fifteen hundred extras and locations all over the U.S..
Carlos Gallardo (El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, executive produced the film which centers on a squad of 8 soldiers sent in to the U.K. to tackle combat-conscious zombies and rescue a scientist who might hold the key to ending the undead anarchy. Gallardo joins the cast which also lists Oris Erhuero (The Cursed Ones), Akira Koieyama (Street Fghter: Assassin’s Fist), former WWE/TNA wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters and co-star Mark Strange (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) who also produces with Cheung and producer Ioanna Karavela.
“Carlos and Kevin have built huge followings for their creativity because they respect their fanbases, and I found enormous inspiration from them both, as I sought solutions as to how I could create an action horror epic that rewards fan commitment with everything we can get for them on screen,” explains Cheung. Says Gallardo, “Every once in a while, a revolutionary talent comes along that changes everything. You’re fortunate if you get to work with one of those in your career. I got lucky twice.”
Martin Hunter (Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Underworld, Event Horizon, Chronicles of Riddick, Mortal Kombat) serves as editor for the film's post-production with Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and Rob Weston also executive producing. Epic Pictures Group holds the global rights to the film excluding the U.S.