By: John M Jerva
Filmmaker Neil Marshall has been in the director’s chair for some pretty rad genre films such Doomsday (which is probably my favorite film of his), The Descent and most recently The Reckoning. Marshall is one of those top tier directors who knows how to use what he’s got and use it to maximum effect.
That’s why I’m so excited about his latest endeavor which brings him back full circle to the action-horror genre where he started. We all know that Dog Soldiers was his first foray into directing and now he’s taking it up a notch with The Lair which just recently went in front of the cameras. The film was announced last year and now we have some gnarly new 411 about the project which pits a unit of elite soldiers against a nasty biological weapon that is ready to overrun the earth.
The Lair stars Jonathan Howard (Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, Skylines, Godzilla King of Monsters), Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning, Oceans Eight), and Jamie Bamber ( Battlestar Galactica, Strike Back, Money) as well as Leon Ockenden (Mr Selfridge), Mark Strepan (New Blood), Hadi Khanjanpour (The Operative) Harry Taurasi (The Borgias), and Kibong Tanji and Troy Alexander.
Marshall blends genres extremely well so fans definitely have something to look forward to here. Add in the fact that he’s going back to something like Dog Soldiers and amping it up is also reason for excitement.
One thing is certain, from the above picture, it looks like The Lair will be bloody fun and best of all, utilize practical effects which seems to be a lost art nowadays.
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Source: Screen Daily