Firstly let’s clear things up for our UK readers out there. You may remember a John Dahl helmed 2001 horror which starred Paul Walker (‘Into the Blue’) and Steve Zahn (‘Knights of Badassdom’) and revolved around an insane trucker called Rusty Nail hunting down a trio on a road trip following a CB-related wind up? UK-ers will know this as ‘Road Kill’ whilst our US counterparts are familiar with the feature under its original title ‘Joy Ride’. And after a lackluster straight to DVD follow-up back in 2008 (known as ‘Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead’) it appears a third effort is on the cards. Production on ‘Joy Ride 3’ begins early next month with ‘Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines’ writer/director Declan O’Brien on board to write and helm. The third installment will be unveiled by Fox Home Entertainment onto DVD, Blu-ray and VOD during the Summer of 2014.
“Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn — and this time it’s with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, an encounter with Rusty turns sour and soon he is tracking, teasing and torturing them until the end of the road.”
The shoot for ‘Joy Ride 3’ kicks off in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 2 September.
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