It’s been a while since I’ve heard about the upcoming production, Gilgamesh. So, I was delighted to receive an email from director Rick Chandler. Chandler is the founder of the Boston Film Family (formerly Richard Chandler Productions) and is responsible for films across the genre board including Our Kingdom Come, Sons of Perdition, Heaven and Hell, Scrooge In The Hood, and Boston Massacre. Gilgamesh could be his greatest challenge to date, but he’s ready for it. He describes the film as, “…where Lovecraft meets Megadeth.”
In his latest update, Chandler revealed that – despite the media black out – Gilgamesh will officially begin principal photography in September, with expected 2014 release date. Filming locations will be centered around, where else, Boston, Massachusetts. Gilgamesh will star Joseph R. Gannascoli (“The Sopranos”), Melantha Blackthorne (Sinners and Saints), Joshua Davis, Emily Coleman, Oselito Joseph (Scrooge In The Hood), Ray Hryb (Killing Brooke), Emilie Lewis, Jon Pierce (Underdog) and Rick Chandler will also appear on top of writing and directing the feature.
Gilgamesh is a sci-fi-thriller. A detailed synopsis has been provided: “A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison. The government has been overturned in a Communist take-over and the citizens of the world; brainwashed. In humanity’s darkest hour, the ancient entity of Gilgamesh, older than the cosmos themselves, must decide whether or not to serve of mankind’s final hope. Meanwhile, Inanna has hand selected the one man; married man and archaeologist, David Murphy, to live out the rest of eternity with her. Gilgamesh and Inanna are quickly targeted by the new government as potential weapons of mass destruction, and soon the apocalypse has begun.”
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Gilgamesh on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2323804/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1