January 20, 2012 1:24pm PT by Borys Kit
Sundance 2012: Slash-Produced Horror Movie 'Nothing to Fear' Gets Release Via Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay has picked up rights to Nothing to Fear, a horror movie that is acting as the feature producing debut of former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash and his new horror label Slasher Films.
Producing with Slash are partners Rob Eric and Michael Williams. Anthony Leonardi III, a creature artist and storyboard artist who worked on Rango and the upcoming 47 Ronin, is directing the movie, which will begin shooting next month in Louisiana.
Slash will also co-produce movie’s score.
According to Anchor Bay, Fear centers on “a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth.”
The movie is set in the town of Stull, Kansas, which according to Anchor Bay is rumored to be one of the seven gateways to Hell. (Can you say, 'Road trip?")
The movie is in pre-production and has Anne Heche, James Tupper and Willa Holland among the cast.
“We knew we wanted to work with Slash when he announced the formation of the label back in September at Toronto, and after having read this script, we are even more excited,” said Anchor Bay’s exec vp, acquisitions and co-production, Kevin Kasha, in a statement. “Anchor Bay Films is the perfect home for Nothing to Fear.”
Said Slash: “Anthony Leonardi’s vision of this story is exceptionally unnerving and dark. It will keep you totally engaged from the first second of the film to the last. It’s guaranteed to scare the hell out of you.”
Don’t let us down, guitar hero.