Neil Marshall’s Latest Project Revealed

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Neil Marshall struck gold when his low-budget 2002 gorefest Dog Soldiers revitalized the werewolf genre and his second feature The Descent, a spelunking nightmare became a huge box office and critical success. Not since John Sayles and Joe Dante unleashed Piranha and The Howling have two features from the same fimmaking team tore open the horror genre with such cut-rate ferocity. Marshall always working in the genre but in new and bold ways next delievered Doomsday, a post-apocalyptic tale in the vein of Escape From New York and Mad Max. His latest feature Centurion, a throwback to the great Roman legionnaire and gladiator movies has pleased many genre enthusiatists while making the rounds at this year’s genre film festivals. Centurion may have just hit the theatres but Marshall is already working on his next project.

Deadline reports that Neil Marshall is set to direct Underground, a horror / thriller set in the world of gourmet underground supper clubs. Llittle is known about the story except that it will center on an ambitious young chef who ventures into the terrifying underbelly of extreme cuisine. Could we possibly see any influences from another British classic, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover? Only time will tell. In the meantime check out our review with the director from podcast #218.

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