By Michael Gingold
Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix have announced that their latest production HYPOTHERMIA has begun shooting, with HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER’s Michael Rooker in the lead. The movie is written and directed by James Felix McKenney, whose previous films include AUTOMATONS and the upcoming SATAN HATES YOU.
HYPOTHERMIA is produced by Glass Eye’s Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and Dark Sky’s Derek Curl, in association with Offhollywood Pictures. It’s one of the first screen projects to be shot in 4K with the RED ONE hi-def camera outfitted with the new Mysterium-X sensor. “It is very gratifying to have the support of such a cool company as Dark Sky,” Fessenden says, “so we can keep making these auteur-driven genre films we call Scareflix. Having Michael Rooker headline the cast in a role like this is especially exciting because it is a different side of Rooker we’ll be exploring. I know the fans will be gratified to spend some real screen time with him in this rugged and sympathetic role.” Look for more coverage of HYPOTHERMIA in the near future.