Yesterday Dread Central received an e-mail from some filmmakers telling them about a new film that promises to "return to the heyday of Hammer Films" called Sea of Dust. They're well on their way to getting back to Hammer, as they’ve cast the one and only Ingrid Pitt, a Hammer regular, to star alongside special effects turned thespian Tom Savini.
Hearing that Savini's going to "star" in a film isn't exactly news anymore, but listen the premise to this one: "The plot concerns the resurrection/manifestation of Prester John (Savini)—a mythical figure utilized by the Church to solicit human fodder for its crusades. This dark-willed personage, assisted by numerous mythological creatures, begins the work of creating a new religion, one celebrating pain and suffering."
Mythological creatures, you say? Like what? Well, according to the press release we received, there will be tentacled monsters, mythical demons, seductive cannibalistic harpies, zombie assassins, torture dungeons, possessed innocents, [and] evil aristocrats. Couple all that with the fact that the film is set at the turn of the 20th century, and you've got a very ambitious indie project floating around out there.
You can see some more stills from the film, as well as learn more about it's stars and creators, at the official Sea of Dust website, located right here.