23 April 2012, Glasgow – Content is delighted to announce principal photography has begun today on the third installment of the OUTPOST franchise, THE RISE OF THE SPETNAZ. The film shoots on location in Glasgow and Yorkshire.
Kieran Parker (Outpost, Outpost: Black Sun) directs from a script penned by Rae Brunton (Outpost, Outpost: Black Sun). The cast includes Bryan Larkin (Battleground) as the lead Russian Dolokhov, and James “The Colossus” Thompson – Ultimate Combat World Heavy Weight Champion as The Berserker.
In the third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ferocious gladiatorial battle against the most ruthless and notorious of all military special forces: the Russian Spetsnaz.
Produced by Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker for Black Camel Pictures and Executive Produced by Nigel Thomas from Matador Pictures and Jamie Carmichael from Content, the film is backed by Matador Pictures, Creative Scotland, Creative Film Finances and SWSSC.
Producer Arabella Page Croft said: “It’s an exciting time at Black Camel. Kieran is the passionate creative producer behind the OUTPOST world and he has long wanted to tell an origins story. It is a natural progression for him to move behind the camera as director so we are all delighted to support his ambitions”.
Matador’s Nigel Thomas said ‘Matador are delighted to be involved in the third film in the Outpost series and to be working with such a hugely talented team. Making a prequel to the highly successful Outpost and recently completed Outpost: Black Sun provides an exciting opportunity for us to return to this popular zombie Nazi franchise.’
Content’s Jamie Carmichael said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to have created a three film franchise, as that doesn’t happen very often in the UK. It’s a testament to the tenacity of the film makers and the quality and strength of the brand they have created. And it’s great to be a part of it.”
Creative Scotland’s Robbie Allen said: ‘We are very pleased to be supporting this installment of Black Camel’s series of films. Arabella and Kieran’s achievements are a testament to their boundless energy and dedication. With great partners in Matador and Content, this new foray into the evil world of OUTPOST is set to be a significant creative and commercial success.’