The first trailer for the shoot-em-up Western Dead in Tombstone has landed online. The film stars Danny Trejo as the leader of a gang of outlaws who frees his half-brother (Anthony Michael Hall) from prison in order to loot a mining town. The plan backfires when Hall double crosses Trejo and kills him. Trejo makes a deal with the devil (Mickey Rourke) and comes back from the dead to seek revenge. The trailer gives us exactly the kind of movie we expect, but I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing. It doesn’t look good by any means, but Dead in Tombstone seems like it could be a fun entry in the “bad movie marathon” genre.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Roel Reine (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), the film also stars Dina Meyer. Dead in Tombstone will be released direct-to-DVD on December 31st.
A trio of unlikely stars is set to topline the actioner Dead in Tombstone. Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo and Anthony Michael Hall aren’t exactly the first three names one would think to team up for an action adventure, but Deadline reports that the three are set to star in the action pic from director Roel Reine (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption). Trejo plays the leader of a gang of outlaws who frees his half-brother (Hall) from prison in order to loot a mining town. The plan backfires when Hall double crosses Trejo and kills him. Trejo makes a deal with the devil (Rourke) and comes back from the dead to seek revenge. In essence, they fucked with the wrong zombie.
Production on Dead in Tombstone begins next week. Given Reine’s pedigree, I expect we’re in for some B-level entertainment. If they don’t play things too straight and have fun with the premise, I think Dead in Tombstone could be a good time. Really, who doesn’t want to see Zombie Danny Trejo go nuts on Anthony Michael Hall and an entire town?
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog announced today that actor Sean Bean will be joining Luke Goss in Universal’s Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, a sequel/prequel to the car-racing action flick by Paul W.S. Anderson.
As reported previously, the new movie, produced by Anderson and directed by Dutch filmmaker Roel Reine, focuses on the original Frankenstein (Goss) that Jason Statham’s character took over the role of in the previous Death Race entry. Bean joins Lauren Cohan, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Frederick Koehler on the project. Written by Tony Giglio, the latest lap in the Death Race franchise is being included as part of Universal’s DVD Originals banner, a line of original home entertainment films that includes the recently released Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball.
Universal has sent out a press release announcing the start of principal photography and with new casting info. Hit the jump to read the release and for thoughts on the newest contestant joining the Death Race.