A. Quinton — May. 19th 2009
I found a reference to a new werewolf movie in a tabloid site article about Gemma Atkinson. The article, which misspells the title as “13 Hours”, describes Atkinson’s role as “battling murderous werewolves dressed in a mini-skirt and high heels.” As much as I would love to see werewolves in miniskirts and high heels, I don’t think that’s what I was meant to take away from the article.
In any case, Gemma Atkinon really is starring in a horror film called 13 Hrs, along with Tom Felton (who you might have seen previously as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films). Here’s a synopsis:
A full moon hangs in the night sky and lightning streaks across dark storm clouds. Sarah Tyler returns to her troubled family home in the isolated countryside, for a much put-off visit. As the storm rages on, Sarah, her family and friends shore up for the night, cut off from the outside world. But something comes out of the driving rain and darkness. Something that holds a dark secret so devastating that, in one night, it could wipe out the entire family.
Trapped, Sarah and her brothers and friends must use their heads as well as their physical strength to survive not only the thing that is hunting them down one by one – but their own entrapment as the besieged group turns in on itself. Can they survive the horror stalking them? Or is their enemy already amongst them and has it always been? Can they survive for 13 hours?
According to the production company’s web site, 13 Hrs was meant to show at Cannes this year, but in this IndieFlicks interview director Jonathan Glendening talks about skipping Cannes to focus on editing, polishing and FX:
Fortunately, I’m not having to rush it for Cannes, so to some extent we can take our time. I deliver my directors cut tomorrow, which I think has taken about 7 weeks. So after a couple of producer tinkerings, that’ll take another few days. Then starts the sound, music, Fx process, and grading so those will take another couple of months.
Ah, the joys of post production. In the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailer here: