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WETA Gets Behind WWII Horror ‘The Devil’s Rock’

Island Bay Studios announced that short film director Paul Campion is hard at work building sets for his first feature-length project, The Devil’s Rock, a film described as “WW2-German-bunker-overrun-by-occult-demon-mayhem.

Richards vision is to capture the oppressive damp concrete claustrophobia of an underground base and introduce elements of unimaginable unstoppable malignant horror which see the base’s occupants slowly picked off and terrorized.

Written by Paul Finch, Paul Campion and Brett Ihaka, The Devil’s Rock is award-winning short film director Paul Campion’s debut feature film. His short films “Night of the Hell Hamsters” and “Eel Girl” have screened at every major genre film festival worldwide.

The film is set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day. Two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Academy Award winning New Zealand company WETA Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong) will create the film’s physical effects, whose ensemble cast includes Craig Hall (Love Birds, Boy, 30 Days of Night, The World’s Fastest Indian, King Kong), Matthew Sunderland (Out of the Blue, Under the Mountain), Gina Varela (Xena, Siones Wedding, Power Rangers) and Karl Drinkwater (A Song of Good, Lord of the Rings, Spartacus: Blood & Sand).

Principle photography has begun in Wellington, New Zealand.



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