Michigan production company Exodus Pictures has added actor Ray Park to the cast of Jinn, its supernatural thriller set to begin filming next month. At this weekend’s Detroit Autorama 2010, Park will reveal “The FireBreather,” the movie’s hero car created in partnership with another Michigan-based company Classic Design Concepts. The unveiling will take place at a press conference at the company’s Autorama display on Friday, February 26th, 2010.
Ray Park, the latest addition to “Jinn”‘s cast, will travel to Detroit for this weekend’s Autorama. Park, a renowned actor and martial artist, has starred in numerous film and television projects including, “Star Wars Episode One,” “X-Men,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” and NBC’s “Heroes.” He will make appearances at the company’s display throughout the weekend, and will unveil the car to the press at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 26th.
Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, co-founder of Exodus, writer/director of “Jinn” and Detroit native, will also speak at this weekend’s unveiling. He will discuss the vehicle’s design and the role it plays in his company’s mission. “The paramount goal of Exodus Pictures is to show the world what the people of Michigan have to offer… building this car is our first step along that path,” said Ahmad of his brainchild, the FireBreather.
Exodus opened its office in Livonia last year. Filming of their inaugural film project, “Jinn,” will begin in the Detroit area next month. They will employ local talent in the creation of this film as they did in the making of the movie’s hero car. The company plans to use this Michigan-centered model to accomplish their long term goals: “creation of permanent local jobs, continued industry training, and retention of intellectual property.”
Detroit’s Autorama runs February 26-28 at Cobo Hall. Visitors to the Exodus display will have the opportunity to see the movie car, meet Park and Ahmad, and view the never-before-seen “Jinn” teaser.