An epic fantasy is coming to SXSW in March...
...KHC has learned that writer/directors Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King will be bringing an animated horror fantasy entitled The Spine of Night to the SXSW Film Festival, which is being described as "an ultra-violent, hand-rotoscoped epic fantasy inspired by the cult classic works of animators Ralph Bakshi and Frank Franzetta"!
In The Spine of Night:
"This epic begins many years ago when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and, as he falls to its darker temptations, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, there are many who stand against him. Among them are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian."
The film stars Richard E. Grant (STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA), Lucy Lawless (ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS ), Patton Oswalt (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, PARKS AND RECREATION), Betty Gabriel (GET OUT, UPGRADE), and Joe Manganiello (JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPIDER-MAN), also featuring Abby Savage (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), and Larry Fessenden (THE DEAD DON’T DIE, DEPRAVED) and Rob McClure.
The Spine of Night will world premiere at SXSW in March.
By Matt Konopka