First Images Surface From The Rottentail Movie Adaption Starring Corin Nemec

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Back in November, we reported that Corin Nemec had been cast in the comic to film adaption of ‘Rottentail’. We can now tell you that filming is currently underway in Phoenix, Arizona under the direction of Brian Skiba (Blood Moon Rising), based on the script penned by the graphic novel’s writer, David C. Hayes.

Micke Spreitz, Tank Jones, David C. Hayes, Sean Dillingham, and Byron Browne co-star.

Nemec will play the lead role of Peter Cotton, who transforms into the monster known as “Rottentail”, half man, half bunny, all attitude. Nemec has starred in a wide range of films and series including ‘Drone Wars’, ‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Ghost Whisperer’, ‘The Stand’ and ‘Tales from the Crypt’.

 

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From the Press Release:

The upcoming horror film Rottentail has begun principle photography and is currently
shooting in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Source Point Press, the publishing arm of Source Point Productions, previously
announced that their horror graphic novel Rottentail would soon be made into a feature
film and cast Corin Nemec (Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda) in
the lead of Peter Cotton, and the monstrous form of Rottentail. Now further casting has
been done and the production of the film is underway.
Director Brian Skiba (Blood Moon Rising, Anatomy of Deception, .357) and
Director of Photography Patrice Crochet have already wrapped some successful scenes
in the first couple days, including a gore-heavy scene. Producer Travis McIntire says
“We blew up someone’s head in a scene today, splattered it across the room, and it went
incredibly well. All of the sets here look fantastic and are loaded with neat details.”
 
Award-winning special FX makeup artist Todd Tucker (Watchmen, Pirates of
the Caribbean, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and his team are responsible for
the amazing transformation of Corin Nemec’s character Peter Cotton into the monstrous
mutant rabbit Rottentail. “From the graphic novel art by Kurt Belcher to the movie
concept art to the actual makeup work, it’s incredible seeing the journey of this character,”
says Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner. “Rottentail is going to horrify and
sicken you on screen… and probably make you laugh as well.” When asked by a fan on
Twitter how long the makeup takes, actor Corin Nemec replied that it was an hour and a
half long process. Not bad for such a drastic change in appearance.
 
Based on the graphic novel written by David C. Hayes and Kevin Moyers, with
art by Kurt Belcher, Rottentail tells the story of geeky fertility researcher Peter Cotton,
who is bitten by a mutated test bunny, changing him into the half-man/half-rabbit
Rottentail. Peter begins a bloody killing spree of revenge that leads him back to his
childhood hometown of Easter Falls. The movie has now cast the full line of characters
for the film version, including David C. Hayes himself playing the character Louis,
Dominique Swain as Ana and Billy McNamara as Jake.
 
The Rottentail movie is scheduled for a 2017 release, and the graphic novel it is
based on is available for purchase in stores and online from Source Point Press.
Source Point Press is a Detroit-based publisher of horror, supernatural, occult and
pulp comics, novels, and art books. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Werner and Trico J.
Lutkins, Source Point Press slowly paid their dues on the convention circuit, churning out
titles. That hard work has begun to pay off as they find themselves as one of the fastest
growing small press publishers in the industry!

The first images have surfaced giving fans a glimpse behind the scenes at Corin Nemec as Rottentail. The film is set to premiere on October 1, 2017. Don’t miss it!


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