We don’t consider Uwe Boll news main stream anymore, so we’ll just throw this little nugget of info in the Indie Section of B-D. Principal photography has begun on THE STORM, a horror thriller starring Steve Bacic (Andromeda, The Guard), Lauren Holly (Navy NCIS, Picket Fences, Dumb and Dumber) and Luke Perry (The Fifth Element, Jeremiah, Beverly Hills 90210). Directed by Uwe Boll from a screenplay by Tim McGregor, the Brightlight Pictures production is produced by Shawn Williamson and Dan Clarke, with Andreas Olavarria executive producer.
In the film a stranger named Silas (LUKE PERRY) emerges from a devastating storm seeking refuge with Tom (STEVE BACIC) and Gillian (LAUREN HOLLY) on their farm. As they struggle to deal with the upheaval and disaster left in the wake of the storm, Silas may be the only one who can help Tom, Gillian and their young son survive. But as the family comes to terms with what they have lost in the storm, they are threatened by a danger that could prove even more catastrophic than the forces of nature.
“THE STORM is action-packed, suspenseful, and scary,” says producer Shawn Williamson. “We’re glad to have Uwe at the helm and we are very excited about this cast: the Silas role is an interesting departure for Luke and Lauren is a sensational Gillian. I’m also very happy to be working with Steve again,” he said, referring to his and Bacic’s joint efforts on The Guard, which recently wrapped shooting its second season for Global.
Brightlight Pictures has collaborated with Uwe Boll on a dozen movies and the slate includes the box office-success House of the Dead; Alone in the Dark, starring Christian Slater; Postal; Seed; BloodRayne and its sequel; Tunnel Rats; Far Cry; and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, starring Jason Statham.
THE STORM films in and around Vancouver, BC until mid-December. E1 will distribute theatrically in Canada. Event Film is handling international sales.