Killing Season (film)
|Directed by||Mark Steven Johnson|
|Produced by||Ed Cathell III
|Screenplay by||Evan Daugherty|
|Starring||Robert De Niro
|Music by||Christopher Young|
|Cinematography||Peter Menzies Jr.|
|Editing by||Sean Albertson|
Killing Season (previously titled Shrapnel) is an upcoming action film written by Evan Daugherty and directed by Mark Steven Johnson for Millennium Films, as the first on-screen pairing of actors John Travolta and Robert De Niro. The film pertains to a personal fight between an American war veteran and a former Serbian soldier.
American military veteran Benjamin Ford (Robert De Niro) has fled to a cabin retreat somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains, to forget the painful memories of the Bosnian War he fought in. One day, visitor Emil Kovac (John Travolta), a European tourist, knocks on his door, and the two men begin an unlikely friendship. When it develops that Kovac is in fact a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge, there begins a one-on-one confrontation and battle between the two throughout the harsh mountain environment.
|"It's thrilling, imaginative, unexpected and dominated by two extraordinary characters on a collision course"|
|— Paul Breuls, Corsan's Chief Executive Officer, when asked about the film.|
The project was originally set in the 1970s and titled Shrapnel. It was being considered by John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as a project to follow up on their film Face Off and by director John McTiernan as a directing vehicle. Subsequently renamed and modified to take place in modern day Appalachia, and co-financed and co-produced by Corsan, Nu Image and Millennium Films, filming began on January 16, 2012, in the Appalachian Mountains of north Georgia. Major filming was scheduled for Tallulah Gorge State Park and Black Rock Mountain State Park. The locations in Rabun County were chosen by director Mark Steven Johnson to create the effect and mood he had previously seen in the film Deliverance. Other minor filming locations included Sofia, Bulgaria,Sweetwater Creek State Park, and the Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Stockmar Park, Villa Rica. International sales for Killing Season, offered by the American Film Market, commenced on November 2, 2011, in Santa Monica.
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