What few things could you blend together to get a rabid horror fan interested? Well, you could start by casting the sexy Eliza Dushku, then you can have her find an old satanic board game, then you can take the plot of Stay Alive and Zathuru and blend it together inot something that actually sounds interesting. Welcome to Mamba, the next game that when you lose, you really, really lose. Read on for details.
MADRID — North American thesps Eliza Dushku (“Tru Calling”) and Mike Vogel (“Poseidon”) are toplining the English-language teen-thriller “Mamba,” according to Variety.
The eight-week shoot begins next Monday in northern Spain’s Basque Country under first-time Spanish helmer Alvaro de Arminan.
Structured as a domestic Spanish co-production, the around Euros 5 million ($6.4 million) pic is produced by Ma-drid/Andalusia-based Manufacturas Audiovisuales and Basque company Abra Prod.
Manufacturas owners Juan Carlos Orihuela and Antonio Cuadri have teamed with Billy Dietrich to produce the film. Abra Prod’s partner Joxe Portela exec produces.
Pic is based on a screenplay written by Roderick and Bruce Taylor (“The Brave One”) and Cuadri (“The Heart of The Earth”).
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” meets “Final Destination,” according to Orihuela, “Mamba” turns on a group of surfer students who discover an old satanic board game called Mamba. Every time one person loses in the game, they suffer dire death.
International cast also includes Germany’s actress Naike Rivelli (“Casanova”) and Spanish actors Gary Piquer (“The Feast of The Goat”), Alex O’Dogherty (“Alatriste”) and Martxelo Rubio (“My Hero”).