Stephen Lang, veteran actor of stage and screen, will be taking the lead in Fangoria’s upcoming film V.F.W which pits Vietnam veterans against an army of punk kids.. who also happen to be mutants.
V.F.W. isn’t his first foray into the action-horror genre — or playing a military veteran for that matter. Having starred as Colonel Miles Quaritch in the James Cameron Oscar-winning sci-fi epic Avatar (2009), a role he will resume in the next four installments of the Avatar saga, and given his most recent performance as The Blind Man in Fede Alvarez’s nightmare Don’t Breathe (2016), I’m sure we are in for a wild ride.
Last year Fangoria gave us Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018), the first film release under the Cinestate banner. Puppet Master is a complete and total bloodbath masterclass in horror comedy and practical effects. Given the track record of the Dallas based production company Cinestate, V.F.W. is bound to please us horror fiends. Per Deadline, taking the helm as director is Joe Begos, known for Almost Human (2013) and Minds Eye (2015). His partner at Channel 83 Films, Josh Ethier, will be producing along with Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk of Cinestate, the company responsible for Fangoria Magazine’s resurrection in 2018. V.F.W. is described as “The Wild Bunch (1969) meets Night of the Living Dead (1968).”
In this action-horror flick we will follow Fred and his Vietnam War buddies as they defend their local V.F.W. and an innocent teenager from a deranged drug dealer and his band of mutant punks. New York Times best-selling author Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth) and Matthew McArdle wrote the script. V.F.W. has become somewhat of a family affair with Stephen Lang serving as Executive Producer along with his son Noah Lang. EP’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman of Media Finance Capital have fully financed the film. Adam Donaghey, Fangoria Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr, Danielle Cox, Matthew McArdle and Max Brallier will also serve as Executive Producers. V.F.W. begins shooting this month in Dallas.
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