On November 30 LD Entertainment will open The Collection revealing all of the nasty items within. The film is directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton (their writing credits include Piranha 3DD, Feast, Saw IV, V, VI, Saw 3D and of course The Collector and Pacific Rim). I sat down with the pair earlier today, and while my full interview with them doesn’t hit until Thursday I figured I’d share a few tidbits on Waterproof and The Collected – the potential third installment of The Collector!
In the new sequel, “When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through thegruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.”
MILD SPOILERS for The Collection follow (a film you should definitely see on Friday if you liked The Collector). Head inside to check it out and come back for the full-length interview on Thursday!
Dunstan: “Waterproof is so cool. It’ll be like The Goonies was imagined by Stephen King. ”
What stage is that in?
Dunstan: “Still in the script stage.”
Is this something that has a callback to some of the old Amblin films?
Dunstan: “If we hit the mark it should feel like the first time you weren’t caught watching something scary. The innocence of that. This is not gonna be a hardcore-R experience, it’s something that can grab us all. If we hit the bullseye it’s about the joy and wonderment of seeing something dark.”
You end ‘The Collection’ on a little bit of a cliffhanger. The door is open for a sequel. If we do see ‘The Collected’ or –
Melton: “That’s the name of it!”
Are you gonna shake it up and have him out of the mask?
Dunstan: “Yes. If that film comes to pass, yes. ”
So that’s a totally different type of movie then.
Dunstan: “That’s the answer to ‘why would you make another one?’ It has to be a different movie. The first two are their own experience, this [‘The Collected’] is what happens now.”