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Mutants Prepare to arrive on the Island 23 June 2006

Preparations are underway for the next Production, Mutant Chronicles to arrive on the Island for a four week shoot starting next week. The futuristic war film, currently filming in Shepperton Studios, is due to start filming on the Island from the 28th June and is set in a dark time when the Earth’s natural resources have been exhausted by mankind.

Starring John Malkovich, (The Libertine, Being John Malkovich), Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights, The Sweetest Thing) Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Sean Pertwee (Cold Feet, The 51st State) and Ron Perlman (The Chronicles of Riddick, Hellboy), the film follows the story of Mitch Hunter and Nathan Rooker’s mission to venture into the very heart of a horrifying machine that recycles human corpses creating powerful and relentless mutants in an attempt save the planet from the marauding hordes of undead.

It is to be directed by Simon Hunter and produced by Ed Pressman, most famous for producing Oliver Stone’s first three films and also responsible for discovering Terrence Malik. Pressman has produced films such as Conan The Barbarian (and the Conan sequels), American Psycho, Two Girls and a Guy, The Beautiful Country and all the cult series of Crow horror films.

Further information (and a behind the scenes ‘making of’ movie) can be found on the official Mutant Chronicles website

We are also expecting a further production, Ditch The Bitch due to arrive on the Island on the 1st of July. Produced by Company Pictures (Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Rotter’s Club, Shameless) the TV production stars Kevin Whatley (Inspector Morse, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Alison Steadman (Pride and Prejudice, Shirley Valentine) as a married couple who split and decide to file for divorce much to the delight of the unscrupulous lawyers they each decide to hire from rival firms.

Ditch The Bitch will be directed by Nick Renton (Far from the Madding Crowd, Uncle Adolf) and is written by Guy Hibbert (who wrote the critically acclaimed Omagh). The shoot is expected to last 2 weeks.

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