We have just received word from Dread Central regarding whether or not Gunnar Hansen will appear in his passion project Death House. Head past the break for the full scoop!
The outlet reports that Hansen will be appear in Death House. His likeness will be rendered digitally, as his scenes were apparently not recorded prior to his death. But just knowing that the late actor will make an appearance in the project that was so dear is news of the best kind. “Thanks to the wonders of digital technology, this is Gunnar’s last official appearance onscreen in the film he worked so long to get made,” director B. Harrison Smith told Dread Central. “And we’re sure wherever he is, Gunnar is smiling that wonderful warm smile.”
In addition to Hansen, the picture’s impressive cast includes Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Doug Bradley, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Danny Trejo, Tony Todd, Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, Adrienne Barbeau, Barbara Crampton, Vincent Ward, Debbie Rochon and Vernon Wells.
The project is directed by B. Harrison Smith. Smith has since adapted the original idea for the screen from a concept by Gunnar Hansen. It is targeting a release sometime in 2017.
Death House centers around a top secret, underground government facility (Appropriately housed at Area 51) that serves as home to the dredges of society. The worst of the worst. Prisoners are locked up there and the key is subsequently thrown away. However, things go awry when a group of prisoners stage an escape and wreak much havoc after gaining their freedom.