Title change, project update and more
Burg’s tale of torture, which he is co-producing with partner Oren Koules and Carl Mazzacone and writer Marek Posival, does center around a crime itself as it falls on the shoulders of two vengeance-seeking parents who have captured the pedophile responsible for the death of their child.
“We’re doing one final polish of the script right now,” he adds. The revised script is expected later this week. “And next week we begin casting. Rob Lieberman, who’s directing, is one of those guys that is gonna kill this thing, he’s got such a good take on it.”
Still, with the title – which blatantly sums up today’s horror atmosphere – and the recent box office gross of “Hostel: Part II,” is there a fear “Tortured” will arrive too late to the party? “We take the attitude that if you make a good movie, people will come. If you make a great western, people will come,” Burg posits. “Here we take an every man or woman who is put in a position, put their back against the wall and say ‘Great, now what do you do?’ Then put a little twist at the end. I like movies where something happens in the beginning that’s drastic and then sit in a chair to find out how that problem is resolved in the end.” Through violence, one would think. “Not always,” he stressed. “It’s not all resolved through violence. But when you get to the end of ‘Tortured’ you go…” Ouch? “Exactly.”
Source: Ryan Rotten