29 Feb

Oh, the irony. Worst Case Scenario back on track.

Posted by Bryan White | Friday February 29, 2008 | News

Worst Case ScenarioAt what point do you stop giving a shit about Worst Case Scenario? Is it even possible? I really want to just put this god damn movie to rest but I’ve seen both the teasers and no matter how much time passes before I even think of it again, I’m as excited about it as the first time I saw the trailer back in what seems like 2004.

Hey, I realize that making an independent picture, particularly one as visually outrageous as this one, can’t possibly be a walk in the park. I mean, for crying out loud! Trailer 2 has a shitload of nazi zombies invading Holland by hot air balloon. So it’s not like I’m shitting on this movie or its producers. I really, really want to see it.

Well, it looks like that might still be happening. Looks like some money of Dutch origin has come into the production’s pockets as well as the leftover sets from Paul Verhoeven’s latest picture. After many failed attempts to sell the movie to the American film market, Richard Raaphorst and crew threw in the towel on that venture and kept it strictly homegrown, no pun intended. Whether or not this movie actually moves forward to a full-blown production with cameras, lights and hundreds of thousands of feet of real film stock is up in the air. This movie has a reputation for going on hold for long periods of time. This time around, though, it looks like they have Brian Yuzna’s name attached to it after Raaphorst lent his talent to shoot the title sequence for Beyond Re-Animator, which I haven’t seen. Lately, Yuzna has had some action in the European market, what with Fantastic Factory being based in Spain, so I guess we’ll see what happens.

All I know is that I want this movie to come out so badly. What I really look for in a zombie flick these days is more than the usual point and shoot teenage fantasy, gun-porn bullshit. I want a zombie movie with a new angle. I want someone to come along and prove me wrong in my notion that all the best zombie movies have been made and they bear the name George A. Romero.

Chew on this promo footage.

Big ups to Twitch for the scoop!

4 Comments 

  1. March 1, 2008 10:44 am

    MALACHE

    I want to see this too… I think that someone whould start a donation PayPal account for everyone who wants to see this film made. And anyone who contributes gets their name in the credit roll at the end of the flick.

  2. March 1, 2008 12:35 pm

    Bryan White

    I’m not entirely sure if I read the Gorehound, Inc. website properly, but I think they did something like that. They organized a fanclub to be a grassroots means of pulling together resources, from money to extras and all that. I guess they managed 300,000 euros from donations which resulted in 10% of the total shooting budget.

  3. March 1, 2008 2:08 pm

    beyond

    Funny thing, i was just thinking about this flick the other day. I’ve seen the trailer way back and wondered whatever happened to it, only problem was that i didn’t have a clue about it’s name or anything so i didn’t know where to look. And now i get to hear that it’s the “Duke Nuke’m Forever” of zombies… :(

  4. March 2, 2008 11:29 am

    Trevor

    I’m sold.


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