Ever since the release of The Expendables back in 2010, horror fans have been wondering when we’ll be getting our own version of the film, with all the legendary greats uniting for one epic extravaganza. That movie is at long last headed into our lives, and it seems only fitting that a frequent star of fan-favorite horror films is the man at the helm!
Appearing as an actor in films like Friday the 13th: The New Blood, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 and 1990’s Night of the Living Dead remake, William Butler is also a writer/director and he’s just announced his next project, which brings together some of horror cinema’s most badass babes. It’s called The Survivors, and I can guarantee that you’re going to be impressed with the names attached.
Currently being penned by Butler and Patrick J. Doody (Beneath), the film is described as a horror-action feature film, centering on a group of strong female survivors who decide to get revenge on a murderer who targeted them all in their youth. After the killer resurfaces, the women track him down in an effort to end his twenty-five year killing spree.
Already attached to the project are Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp and Friday the 13th‘s Adrienne King, as well as Amanda Wyss (Elm Street), Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever), Patricia Tallman (Night of the Living Dead 1990) and Deborah Foreman (Waxwork, April Fools Day).
Other actresses that Butler is currently meeting with include PJ Soles (Halloween), Amy Steel (Friday the 13th: Part 2), Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet), Tuesday Knight (Elm Street: Dream Master), Beverly Randolph (Return of the Living Dead) and Lisa Wilcox (Dream Master & Dream Child).
“As a long time horror-film nerd and filmmaker my head is spinning with joy at getting a chance to meet with all of these remarkable actresses,” says Butler. “I am so proud of this project, it’s really a fan boy’s dream come true. This film is not only going to be one hell of a ride but the ultimate gift to all of the fans that we genre performers love so much.”
A director hasn’t yet been found, but filming is expected to begin this coming spring.