[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1965:]]Our friends at DefTone Studios Productions sent over the following which announces that legendary scream queen Lynn Lowry will be a part of their epic sci-fi monster movie, Ombis.
They also sent over a first look at the "Mutant," which you can find below, as well as an image of Lloyd Kaufman posing with a Toxic Avengers mask along side an Ombis slime monster.
I had the pleasure of not only partaking in an Ombis set visit, but was cast as an extra — a "victim!" You can read all about that here.
And CBN friend Kevin Tanski - of The Dark Knight Rises - plays a part as well!
Read more below!
CULT ACTRESS LYNN LOWRY JOINS THE CAST OF OMBIS AND LLOYD KAUFMAN MEETS A MUTANT
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1963:]]DefTone Pictures Studios announces cult actress Lynn Lowry has signed on to do a cameo in their upcoming feature film Ombis. Lynn Lowry has appeared in such films as Paul Schrader’s Cat People (1982) and George A Romero’s The Crazies (1973). Lynn will be playing a vital role in the conclusion of the sci-fi/horror flick. Ombis Director Adam R Steigert had this to say: “I am very excited to have Lynn signing on to our production. The role we have her in is key to the ending of the film. With the production in its final weeks of principal photography, I’m thrilled to see how well the film is coming together. Some of what we were able to accomplish in Ombis is not normally seen in local independent films. Bringing Lynn to the film is just the icing on the cake!”
Legendary “B” film director/actor Lloyd Kaufman recently met up with the cast and crew of Ombis at the first annual Beyond Ghost ParaHorror Weekend which took place at Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal on May 26th 2012. The Central Terminal has been featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and was a perfect setting for the convention. Lloyd visited DefTone’s table and met the caged Ombis Mutant. Kaufman showed off a mask of his beloved character Toxie from the Toxic Avenger series while chatting with the cast and crew about his amazing career.
DefTone Pictures Studios’ Ombis is a 1950's styled sci-fi movie set in modern times. It's the tale of an invasion of an alien virus which lands via meteorite in the small town of Metzburgh. Metzburgh is a former industrial town whose glory days are long past but whose residents are carrying on with their daily lives: loving each other and living life as best they can. In the midst of this idealistic backdrop, enter the hideous virus Ombis, which is intent on taking over the planet Earth and changing its residents into a host for a new species.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1966:]]The only thing that can stop Ombis is Nemesis, an alien from the same home planet as the virus who was sent here to contain the alien scourge. The Nemesis’ disregard for the human race puts him in a position to ensure that the Ombis virus will be eradicated since he doesn’t care about collateral damage and will use any means necessary to destroy his enemy. The real story of Ombis, however, is the human struggle of the residents of Metzburgh: to fight for their village and for their very survival.
Richard Winiatowski who plays the “Nemesis” character in Ombis released a statement about the status of the production, “The whole process of transforming me into my character 'Nemesis' has been an amazing experience thus far. I had no idea what to expect. Everyone I have worked with along the way has been amazing. They have done a fantastic job in turning a concept into reality. My height (7ft) provided them with many challenges, and they have been able to turn it into a positive. It's been exciting for me personally because every time we get together, another piece of my character becomes a reality. I have yet to see the finished product, but I can assure you that the viewers of Ombis are in for a treat.”
Ombis is based on a short story by Steigert and was written by him, Janeen Avery, Mark Mendola, and Terry Kimmel. The cast features Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Thomas Brackett), Sara Manzella (Lucy), Jason John Beebe (Mark), Alexander Sloan McBryde (Mr. Gray), and Richard Winiatowski (Nemesis).
Production on Ombis is in full swing, and there's lots of new stuff to share: Teaser Trailer #2 and a video interview with makeup FX artist Phill Beith (found below).
DefTone Pictures Studios plans to release the first official trailer of Ombis at the end of July 2012.
Check out a first look at Ombis Mutant!
Ombis teaser trailer:
Ombis interview with makeup effects artist Phill Beith: