"The Totem" in pre-production

Oct 08, 2013, 11:24 ET from Bloody Moon Films

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning author David Morrell penned The Totem, an iconic horror novel in 1979.  Nashville based Bloody Moon Films has obtained the movie rights and is now in pre-production.  It will be filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and Bloody Moon Films founder Ben Dixon will be directing.  This will be his fifth movie. Vancouver based Bright Light Pictures Inc. will be hired for production.

Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects including White Noise starring Michael Keaton.  Brightlight's Chairman, Shawn Williams has recently worked as a producer on the feature film HORNS starring Daniel Radcliffe, for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures; The Company You Keep, a Sony Pictures Classics release this past spring directed by and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf. For more information, please visit http://www.brightlightpictures.com.

The Totem LLC has signed on horror film veteran Ken Foree as executive producer and he will play the role of George, the medical examiner.  Foree has more than four decades of movie experience. He is best known for key roles in Dawn of the Dead and Devil's Rejects, and starred in the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel.  Also signed are Stacey Dixon and Andy Van Roon as executive producers. The Totem LLC is pleased to announce James Joseph as a co-writer. With a new completed draft, they are confident their efforts will produce a film that will not only compliment Morrell's novel The Totem but enhance the viability of an exciting and profitable event.

The Totem story line focuses on bizarre events in the tiny mountain community of Potter's Field, Wyoming.  Cattle are being mutilated, animals become savage and children seem possessed. Townspeople are found without faces.  Sheriff Nathan Slaughter, an ex Detroit cop, and a young magazine reporter, Christine Dunlap, must confront the evil behind the hideous events, an evil that is all too human and deadly.

Morrell is best known for his work with First Blood. It spawned the Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone.  Morrell has written more than 30 books and has 18 million copies in print, including his latest project released this past spring titled Murder as a Fine Art.  The book is getting rave reviews…. Stephen King calls it "A thriller fan's dream."

To learn more information about Morrell's work visit http://www.davidmorrell.net/books/the-totem.

To learn more about The Totem movie, visit http://www.thetotemmovie.com 



SOURCE Bloody Moon Films