Last time we took a look at the Bargain, today we talk to Pedro about his new movie.
Return to Dead Island will be released by AmyLand Studios. The film is produced by Baseball Mogul Productions. Quantum did the poster. Everyone is cast in the film, including returning actors, Nicholas Lea as Dirk Connors, Jessica Chastain as Julia Rivers, Emily Deschanel as Mandy Reborn and Charlize Theron as Helen Sands. Cobie Smulders joins the cast as another survivor, Sami Menters. Lake Bell also joins as Nina White, the wife of Roger White, who was the villain in the last movie. TJ Miller and Aaron Staton are also in the cast.
The story finds the four main survivors of the last film, heading to a different part of the island in a helicopter. There is a GPS location on the helicopter which brings them there. On the island, they discover Nina White, more survivors and more terror.
The film is shot on a stage, but it is set on a different part of the island where the last film was. There are jungles, fields and a rundown building on this island, which leads to some terror for the group.
It’s set right now. It has just completed shooting and editing maybe a week ago and is now ready for release.
I’m making this film to continue the plot of the next film. The characters have some tough decisions to make in this one. Helen and Sami clash quite a bit in this film. Helen is sort of a villain character too as she has done some questionable things in the past and is now trying to atone for them. The group is also trying to struggle to see which one will lead them. Dirk is determined to be the leader, Helen and Julia also wish to lead the group.
This film all came together before the last film ended, when I knew I wanted to make this one. I needed to find other survivors, so I cast them and I knew Nina White would be involved. Other than that, I developed most of the plot right before writing and some things I changed around while writing as well. I’d have to say something happens in the first five pages that I wasn’t expecting to do until I wrote it.
Return to Dead Island hits theaters on Friday February 8th, 2013.
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