When I think of Paul Bunyan, my mind instantly recalls the classic Disney cartoon I watched a million times before heading off to school as a child. It was sweet, colorful, and didn’t feature the big guy breaking the necks of woodland creatures. For those who always longed for a more violent version of the story, your chance to indulge is coming very soon.
“Boogeyman 3″ director Gary Jones’ “Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan” is reportedly headed to DVD and VOD this June courtesy of Virgil Films. If you’re extremely lucky, then you’ll get to see the flick in a theater near you at some point this summer.
Here’s a short and simple synopsis:
A dark twist to the popular children’s fairytale, kids at boot camp discover the legend of Paul Bunyan is shockingly real. Can they escape the wrath of this giant axe wielding maniac, or will Bunyan chop down everyone in his path?
Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps tackled make-up effects on Paul Bunyan, so at least you know he’ll look halfway decent. The CGI featured in the trailer is a little wonky, but to be perfectly honest, it looks a hell of a lot better than Jack the Giant Slayer. Bryan Singer ain’t got nothin’ on Gary Jones when it comes to giant creatures wearing pants.
“Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan,” which stars Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty, Thomas Downey, and Amber Connor, will shatter everything you know and love about the classic tale later this year. In order to prepare the world for its arrival, a new trailer has been unleashed. You can find the clip hanging out in the white space below.
Via : Dread Central