Like many of his compadres Jason Flemyng will be sinking his teeth into directorial debut Eat Local which has officially started production. Filming commenced this week on the action-packed vampire thriller Eat Local which will star Daredevil himself Charlie Cox.
Under it’s new title Eat Local (formerly Reign Of Blood) revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends a coven of hungry vampires,at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Captain Bingham crashes the party and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood.
Cox will star alongside Mackenzie Crook (playing Sebastian), Dexter Fletcher, Freema Agyeman, Eve Miles Ruth Jones, Annette Crosbie, Vincent Regan and Billy Cook.
The Cameras have been rolling in the countryside of Hertfordshire and is expected to wrap after a 4 week stint next month (February). Rod Smith of Evolution Pictures is producing, along with Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones of Hereford Films.
Jason Flemyng commented, ‘Eat Local has been 10 years in the making and has been through so many different budgets and guises but me and Danny King have worked together and finally we’re here. We’re 3 days in to shooting and 50% of what we’re doing is better than I could have imagined and 50% is as good as I could have hoped. Everyone is working really hard with budgets they haven’t seen for 20 years and the actors are working for beer & lunch money. But we’re doing it, we’ve pulled it together, and I’m so thrilled”
So are we looking at a vampire version of Dog Soldiers? If it follows the same structure that made the cult we might just have another one on our hands. At this stage Eat Local doesn’t have an distributor or a set release date confirmed.