Arm yourself with a coat hanger…you asked for it.
A little bird told the film’s official Facebook page revealed that Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, written and directed by the Master of Romantic Thrillers James Nguyen, will be opening in limited theaters this June! “B2 hits theaters worldwide June 2013! Premieres set for LA, NYC, Philadelphia, London, and Paris,” said the bird, who also shared the above image. The film is the sequel to Nguyen Birdemic, the indie film that’s considered one of the best-worst movies of all-time. Bloody was on the forefront of the hype, so punch me in the balls if you didn’t find it amusing.
“In this sequel to cult favorite Birdemic: Shock and Terror, a flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover. The story features original Birdemic survivors Rod and Nathalie, who are joined by new friends—struggling filmmaker Bill, aspiring actress Gloria, and several other Angelinos they encounter as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies.“
Visionary writer/director James Nguyen said his inspiration for the film was the La Brea Tar Pits. “I went to the museum at the Tar Pits, which had an exhibit of ancient eagles and vultures,” he recalled, “and as I walked through it, I said, ‘This is Birdemic 2.’” He added, “The Tar Pits are a major hint why the birds attack LA.”
The film’s production company, I Got a Fish Productions LLC, has announced that the world premieres will be in November 2012 in a few select cities with cast and crew on hand, with a wider theatrical release currently being set for December and early next year. To raise funds for broader marketing of Birdemic 2: The Resurrection due to increasing theatrical demand, producer Jeff Gross created a campaign you can check out here.
“As a rabid fan of the original and after hearing James’ pitch for the sequel, I knew this was a film that had to be made,” Gross said. “At the very least, I needed to see it. I felt the world of cinema would be incomplete without the continuation of the Birdemic saga.” He also stated, “We produced it entirely independently to ensure James had complete creative control through the final cut. Fans of the original should be thrilled to see where he took the story. To call the picture ‘unique’ is an understatement.”