SDCC ’08: Dowdle Bros. Talk Next Project

Action/horror for Quarantine helmers

The Dowdle brothers – John and Drew – are going back to their roots. Their post-Quarantine effort – a picture completed at Sony – will be independently produced.

“It’s an action-horror film called The Coup and it’s a husband, wife and two little girls – ages 5 and 7 – who go to Cambodia,” explains John during breakfast with “A coup overthrows the government and starts executing all of the foreigners.” He says it plays on a number of fears including being a foreign land and “not speaking the language and not knowing anybody…they’ve got to get their daughters out of the country.”

John and Drew, who got Hollywood’s attention with the independent thriller The Poughkeepsie Tapes, aim to begin shooting next year. In a few weeks they’ll be heading to Thailand to scout locations.

“It’s about what these parents will do to save their kids and it has some very horror film elements about it,” says Drew. John agrees, “It’s very realistic, like a real-world zombie movie. Anybody who sees [this family]…they’re dead. It’s not a zombie movie, but it has that vibe. They have to hide in crowds, get out. It’s pretty horrific.”

The brothers are in the process of attaching directors and shoring up financing.

Quarantine opens in theaters on October 10th.

Source: Ryan Rotten


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