Here on FilmDrunk, obviously we spend a lot of time discussing our favorite batsh*t actors, whether it’s Daniel Day-Lewis’s insane methods, Gary Busey’s general nuttiness, Terrence Howard’s schizophrenic Earth mother/beatnikness, or everything Steven Seagal has ever done. But I fear we’ve slept on Wesley Snipes. Ever since Patton Oswalt explained how Snipes refused to leave his trailer for anything but close-ups on the set of Blade Trinity and communicated with the director only by post-it notes signed in character as “Blade,” I’ve been a glutton for any and all Snipes stories. We should’ve known when he called Judge Joe Brown as a character witness in his tax evasion trial. Snipes has been in federal prison since 2010 and isn’t scheduled for release until this summer (probably a cupcake white-collar prison where they prisoners shoot pool and play ping pong all day, but still). But a movie he shot pre-hoosegow recently got picked up for distribution and now has a trailer. It’s called Gallowwalkers. It’s got zombies, pro wrestlers, and zombies (with krazy kontact lenses, of course), backed by dub-step and rock that would attract Tommy Tapouts like moths. Oh, and the director’s last name is “Goth.”
GALLOWWALKERS is the story of a mysterious gunman, Aman (Snipes), the son of a nun, who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. Her break with God curses her son to be hunted by all those who die by his hand – When he takes revenge on a gang that murdered his love, the gang rises as a cursed crew of undead warriors and hunt him mercilessly, seeking their ‘dying’ revenge. The film stars Snipes, Diamond Dallas Page, Simona Brhlikova and Jonathan Garcia, and is directed by Andrew Goth and Joanne Ray. [JoBlo]
BAD GUY: AMAN! You old son of a nun, I’m gonna send you to HELL! It sucks there, and I should know… because I’m a zombie.
SNIPES: You’re like a bad meal, Connor. I never get tired of sendin’ you back. (*sword clang, gunshot, severed head*)
The tagline is “Live by the gun. Die by the gun. Come back for more.” So basically this sounds awesome.