David Hayter, known to millions of filmgoers as the screenwriter of the superhero hits X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Watchmen, and to millions of video game fans as the iconic voice of Solid Snake in the “Metal Gear Solid” franchise, is set to return to the screen – this time in front of the camera, playing a lead role in the upcoming independent horror film The Devil’s Mile, currently in pre-production.
“ ‘The Devil’s Mile’ is a relentlessly paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror. The film follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages — two teenage girls — to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road — a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive…The Devil’s Mile.”
The Devil’s Mile is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Joseph O’Brien (“Robocop: Prime Directives”).
Hayter plays Toby McTeague, the psychotic enforcer for a mysterious and powerful crimelord, who finds his own violent tendencies don’t hold a candle to the terrifying supernatural forces that lurk on the bleak stretch of back road known as The Devil’s Mile.
Joining Hayter on his terrifying journey are Maria Del Mar (“24,” Terminal City, Jekyll and Hyde) and newcomer Casey Hudecki. Handling special makeup and monster effects is Allan Cooke (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Silent Hill, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer).