According to Deadline.com, Anchor Bay has picked up rights to “Nothing To Fear”, the horror movie co-produced by Slash through the former GUNS N’ ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist’s horror film production company Slasher Films. 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.
“Nothing To Fear” is based on an actual town in Kansas, which, according to legend, is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
“Anchor Bay is thrilled to be working with the Slasher Films team,” said Kevin Kasha, EVP Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Anchor Bay Films. “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.”
Added 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.”
The company has three other films in development, including “Wake The Dead”, which based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles, with Haley Joel Osment playing Victor Franklin, a college student experimenting with reversing death.
Slash described “Wake The Dead” in an interview as “basically a modern, young Frankenstein story about a brilliant college student who’s discovered how to animate dead tissue — but he’s a teenager so he goes overboard.”