The title of the article says it all. In a strange mash-up of protagonists, former wrestling superstar “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (John Carpenter’s “They Live”) will go head to head with the all powerful Lovecraftian great old one, Cthulhu in “Portal to Hell.”
This is an ambitious project to say the least. The short is currently in the works from executive producers Todd Brown (“The Raid,” “ABCs of Death”) and Andrew Rosen (“Todd & the Book of Pure Evil,”) writer Matt Watts (“Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays,”) special effects wizard Steve Kostanski (“Manborg”) and director Vivieno Caldinelli (“Picnicface,” “The Hour Has 22 Minutes.”)
The short is currently in pre-production with production going forward sometime in 2015. The producers are looking for crowd-funding for the cost of visual effects, stunts, etc. If the budget is met, the producers are looking to turn the short into an actual feature length film. Check out the video and learn more from the writer and director!
Here’s the storyline.
Jack (Piper) is a simple man with simple needs. Mostly he just needs to be left alone to read his book. It’s a good book and he likes it… or, at least, he would if the tenants of the building he manages weren’t so damn needy.
And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets… No, when the building power goes out, the culprit is a pair of Cthulhu-worshiping tenants opening a portal to the demon city of R’lyeh in the basement.
Does this count as building maintenance? Is battling the supernatural part of Jack’s job description? Maybe not, but if Jack can’t close the portal the entire building and – let’s face it – the whole world is screwed.
“Portal to Hell” is currently in pre-production and will go into production sometime in 2015. The film stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Matt Watts wrote the script, while Todd Brown and Andrew Rosen will serve as executive producers. Vivieno Caldinelli will direct.