Fango went shopping at Hasting’s Market down in Inglewood, CA last night, and while they were greeted by gunfire and anguished screams in the produce section, they’re happy to report that the bedlam wasn’t due to the inner city’s all-too-real violence, but stemmed from the fictitious carnage being wrought in director Ben Rock’s SUPERMARKET.
On day 13 of the 15-day shoot for the Warner Home Video/Raw Feed production, activity was at a fever pitch as dual units filmed synergistically within the location’s grocery-laden confines, with Rock heading the 1st unit and SUPERMARKET producer Daniel (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) Myrick directing the 2nd.
Scripted by David (ANGEL) Simkins and Myrick’s wife Julia Fair (who previously co-scripted his horror flick BELIEVERS), SUPERMARKET revolves around the workers of a rural Arizona market who are taken hostage at gunpoint by a gang of seeming miscreants. As Fango learned during the set visit (during which we snapped the pair of pics above and below), the flick has a third-act twist that the producers would like to keep under wraps for now.
What we can tell you is that we scored interviews in the blood-splattered frozen aisle (courtesy of FX head Myke Michaels) with filmmakers Rock and Myrick (who are shooting the flick in hi-def under the eye of cinematographer Walt Lloyd) and creature FX man Mark Villalobos, as well as actors Carlos (24) Bernard, Jeff Licon, the affable Rockmund Dunbar (who was rocking the “Logan Cam”—though that too is a spoiler), Matthew St. Patrick, self-professed Fango fan Keith Hudson and undeniably cute female lead Samantha Streets (who herself is relishing the film’s reveal). SUPERMARKET’s quick turnaround will involve eight weeks of postproduction, with editing duties going to longtime William Friedkin collaborator Augie Hess. The film’s production/publicity team promises the go-ahead for Fango to drop some tasty intel soon.