Below Zero last made headlines in 2010 when cameras on the production were just getting rolling. Nearly two years later, we’re receiving the first stills released for the film.
The story is said to be “based on true events,” but let’s be clear, the “true events” were not ripped from the headlines. Rather, the screenwriter put herself into the same situation the movie’s protagonist finds himself in. A bit gimmicky, but if it inspires interest in the film, so be it. So, what are the “true events”?
A screenwriter – played by Edward Furlong – locks himself in a meat locker to complete a script. There, he faces his own demons. Silly. After the jump, you’ll find a full plot crunch, those aforementioned photos and a trailer.
‘Jack the Hack’, a less than average, but once successful screenwriter, faces writer’s block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack’s script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack ‘just a hack’?
Kristin Booth (The Kennedys) and genre vet Michael Berryman co-star. Justin Thomas Ostensen directed, Signe Olynyk is the one who apparently locked herself in a freezer and penned the script. I don’t think she was attacked by Berryman, however.