Sony Pictures’ HOLLOW MAN 2 began shooting in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago, with Christian (HEATHERS) Slater, Laura Regan (from THEY and MY LITTLE EYE) and William (SLITHER) MacDonald toplining. In the sequel, directed by Claudio Fäh from a script by Dimension Films’ direct-to-video king Joel Soisson. Slater stars as a volunteer soldier/assassin who goes mad after he turns invisible. But unlike in the first film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, the latest Hollow Man faces an invisible protagonist this time, a cop trying to protect the story’s heroine (Regan).
“Yes, there are two Hollow Men, hence the title,” a source close to the production tells Fango. “One is good and the other evil, and they duke it out. The fight scenes are awesome.”
As before, the invisibility experiments affect the subjects both mentally and physically, though now, the characters become mutated once they reappear. “The guys look almost zombiefied, gruesome and disfigured,” our contact says of the makeups. “Their cells are mutating, like in [Cronenberg’s THE FLY]. You can compare them to the Elephant Man.”
HOLLOW MAN 2 will be shooting for a total of 29 days. A theatrical release will be considered after the film wraps, though Sony has sent several similarly cost-effective sequels direct to video in recent years, such as STARSHIP TROOPERS 2, URBAN LEGENDS: BLOODY MARY and SINGLE WHITE FEMALE 2.