Monday, August 9, 2010

Movie News: William Forsythe to Star in The Rig

I like William Forsythe.  The only thing I could say negatively about him (and it really wasn't his fault) was that Southern Gothic was horrendous.  Seriously, the sound was so screwy on that thing that I had to turn it off halfway through because I couldn't be bothered to keep turning the volume up and down for fear of infuriating half my apartment building.

But I digress.  Mr. Forsythe is back and he gets the top billing treatment on The Rig, which will be out on DVD on October 5.  The synopsis from

"When a tropical storm forces an offshore drilling company to evacuate non-essential personnel from the Charlie oil rig, the small but experienced crew left behind settles in to ride out the storm. Their routine night is interrupted when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean with no hope of escape, the roughnecks must survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force of death hunting them down. The film also stars Stacey Hinnen (“Modern Family,” “Monk”), Serah D’Laine (Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough; “General Hospital”), Marcus T. Paulk (Red Tails, “Moesha”) and Dan Benson (“Wizards of Waverly Place.”)"

This movie comes strangely close to the BP oil disaster, but it is a new premise.  I don't think I've ever heard of a horror movie taking place on an oil rig before (although feel free to prove me wrong in the comments)  I'll be checking this one out with hopes of it being sort of like a bloody Deadliest Catch.