Scorpio Film Releasing and director Richard Griffin are currently in the midst of their latest production, the ?50s genre homage ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION. Scripted by Guy Benoit and Griffin, who sent over a couple of advance ?lobby cards? (see below) and produced by Ted Marr, the movie is currently two weeks away from finishing up principal photography.
As opposed to Griffin?s previous horrific/violent fare (including NUN OF THAT, hitting DVD in January), ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION will, in the spirit of its inspirations, be more of a PG-level affair. ?Not only do I want it to look and sound like it was made in 1957,? Griffin tells Fango, ?but I also want it to be free of all the blood, profanity and nudity of modern horror films. It?s wonderful to have a horror movie that people of all ages can enjoy, much like the classic creature features I watched on television as a child.?
ATOMIC BRAIN?s scenario involves a bunch of misfit high-schoolers who must band together to stop an army of brain creatures from outer space that intend to kidnap Elvis Presley when he performs in a small New England town. In keeping with the more ambitious ?50s sci-fi fare, this movie will also address Cold War paranoia and racial issues of the era. The cast, which includes a number of Scorpio regulars, consists of Sarah Nicklin, David Lavallee Jr., Michael Reed, Rich Tretheway, Brandon Luis Aponte, Alexandra Cipolla, David Erin Wilson, Ruth Sullivan, Colin Carlton, Alexander Lewis, Andre Boudreau and Daniel Lee White.
?The wonderful challenge of making this movie has been creating a period film on less than used-car prices,? Marr says. ?We?ve had everything from beautiful vintage cars and fantastic costumes to great old-fashioned practical monster effects, created by artists Chris Russell and Alan August.? The filmmakers plan to premiere ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION next summer; you can see Scorpio?s official website here