FearNet has seen WonderCon and returned with news, including an article about Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s upcoming genre turn in the new Hammer film The Resident. Hammer’s resurrection would be reason enough to rejoice in and of itself; the fact that the film stars Morgan (who appeared on my radar in the role of John Winchester on TV’s Supernatural, back before the show started pogo-sticking with crack-addict determination over every shark in sight) is just icing on the cake.
Morgan plays the the landlord in Hilary Swank’s new apartment building. Apparently he develops some kind of creepy obsession with her. Hilary Swank, in what I’m pretty sure will be one of the film’s more improbable turns, does not get down on her knees and thank God for delivering Jeffrey Dean Morgan to her bedside in the middle of the night. From the FearNet interview:
“The Resident with Hilary Swank,” [Morgan] said, “It’s Hammer Films’ comeback. I don’t know if you know Hammer Films, but they did all the Dracula‘s, the Christopher Lee movies back in the [day]. So in thirty years this will be the first movie back, and I play a really creepy dude in that movie. It’s beyond creepy. I saw a rough cut of it a couple of months ago, and it’s super creepy. Even for me to watch it, I was like, “Who is that guy, man? I do not want to hang out with that dude!”
The Resident has a 2010 release date, but IMDB doesn’t seem to know what it is. At any rate, one to look forward to.