Rigor Mortis, the film whose trailer we exclusively premiered a bit ago, has found U.S. distribution. In a pre-emptive move prior to it’s World Premiere in Venice, Fortissimo Films has closed an all rights deal for North America with Well Go USA Entertainment, for the upcoming film.
Rigor Mortis is the debut feature from Hong Kong’s multi-talented celebrity, Juno Mak. A re-imagining of the popular 1970/80’s Chinese Vampire (Geung Si) genre, the filmwill have an early November rollout in Hong Kong followed by the rest of Asia.
Well Go is planning a multi-platform release in early 2014.
Shock gave you a world premiere look at the trailer for Rigor Mortis and now the film set to play at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. After the jump, check out some new images from the flick.
Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies. The film stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son.
Afflicted, Lucky McKee’s All Cheerleaders Die, Almost Human, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, Oculus, R100, Rigor Mortis, The Station and Why Don’t You Play in Hell? have landed the much coveted slots of the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The fest runs September 5th-15th. Head inside for the TIFF 2013 trailer for Almost Human.
Vampires. They’ve saturated the genre, but I like to have an open mind when something comes along with with bloodsuckers in tow. If someone is willing to bring a new idea to the party, then I’ll be more than willing to give it a spin. That said, we have something very cool and very slick to share with you.
ShockTillYouDrop.com is happy to exclusively premiere the trailer for the Chinese horror film Rigor Mortis from writer-director-producer Juno Mak and producer Takashi Shimizu.
The film reunites some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series to raise the “cool” level just a bit higher.