The FX team from MAKE-UP and MONSTERS (Aliens, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Austin Powers) the team who designed and built the monster for the Jeepers Creepers franchise reported to SNAP KICK PRODUCTIONS INC. on the Warner Hollywood Lot (Los Angeles, Ca.) today to begin work on the film SIN-JIN SMYTH. The story, set against a Halloween legend that warns of a midnight appearance of the Devil in a quiet Kansas cemetery follows two Federal Marshals as they report to the small town of Shin Bone, Kansas (moments after a tornado warning) for the midnight prisoner transfer of a man with no past and no identity. He is known only as…SIN-JIN SMYTH!
Details surrounding the title character are TOP, TOP SECRET but the rest of the principle cast includes: RICHARD TYSON (Black Hawk Down, Something About Mary, Two Moon Junction), JASON HILDEBRANDT (Black Hawk Down, and the upcoming KNIGHT FEVER), LEE VING (The Decline of Western Civilization, Black Moon Rising, singer of the punk band FEAR), GREG TRAVIS (Tool Box Murders, Starship Troopers, Lost Highway) LEWIS SMITH (Southern Comfort, Buckaroo Banzi, Wyatt Earp) and Jacqueline Moore (Of the WWF now WWE). The producing team is also in talks with Jonathan Davis of KORN and REGGIE BANNISTER (Phantasm) as well as several others to make ‘dark’ appearances in the film…
The script got quite a bit of heat earlier in the year when it was on the sales block but different Studio and Production Company Executives wanted to make “Hollywood changes” like: casting kids off the Warner Bros. Network or…a feel good ending! One Exec even suggested tacking on an exorcism because “that’s big right now!”
So the rights were retained by writer ETHAN DETTENMAIER (a working script doctor based in Los Angeles) and he set out to direct. (He recently made the comment “I’m tired of watching Hollywood recycle good material into s**t!” and continued, “We want to make this dark and kick your teeth in” —the rest of the text is unfit to print).
Lota Hadley (The House of Grimm and the upcoming Greek Life) along with JON DIVENS (Blade, Blade 2, Blade Trinity) is set to produce. Music will be composed by MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE.
ROB HOWETH (Tobe Hooper’s soon to be released MORTUARY) the film’s Production Designer has been working around the clock on stage six constructing what is rumored to be a GATEWAY TO HELL (Hooper’s AD, Jonathan Zimmerman is on the film as well) and a complete armory of weapons supplied by BATTLE CRY PRODUCTIONS (Under Siege, Under Siege 2) is locked up right next door.
More to follow…
Contributed by Tom Harris
For more info, visit the Sin-Jin Smyth website.