However, last week the movie’s writer/director, Dana Mennie, stopped and left a comment on that post. (Which I copied and pasted below.) He shared some additional info about Dark Moon Rising that I thought some of you might appreciate.
In a nutshell, I know I was intrigued about the standing O at Cannes, the honorable mention from John Carpenter, and that Lionsgate had picked up it up for distribution.
No release date has been set yet, but I’ll be watching TheHorrorGeek.com and Screamstress for updates on that. (TheHorrorGeek.com broke the Lionsgates story first, but Alison then picked right up on it. I normally follow her blog so I’ll likely see any further updates about the movie from her.)
I posted the trailer below Mr. Mennie’s comments in case you’d like to watch it again or haven’t seen it yet but are now intrigued.
just thought i would drop you a line re dark moon rising. the idea for this film was to reinvent the werewolf genre, tell the story in a fresh and new direction. i grew up on werewolf films and wanted to take a shot at telling the story in a way that had not been done.
i surrounded the project with the best actors that i could and centered the story in a location that had not been done before.werewolf flicks were alwasy inner city or forest, thus the desert. what a great setting to tell a story. anyways the film has been picked up domestically by grindstone ent, and will be released thru lions gate films
it recieved a standing ovation at the screening at cannes in may. multiple awards at the orlando horror festival, with honorable mention from john landis. and will bre released this year.
just thought i’d get my two cents in…….thanks for your mention of my film on your very cool site…
cheers dana mennie director, writer dark moon rising
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