Dog Soldiers in 2002.
Sean adds: “I’m exceptionally proud of that film. We knew we were doing something great at the time. Neil’s writing was brilliant. He understood army language. In fact, the greatest compliment we received was from units watching it in Afghanistan to cheer themselves up. They all said we got the language right.
“Neil shot it all chronologically – which is very rare and probably one of the reasons why we all enjoyed filming it.
“Everyone got on so well. The minute we finished filming we’d go to the bar. When someone died on screen, we were all so close that it was like losing one of our own.
“After an intensive week of shooting it was just myself and Kevin McKidd in a wardrobe. Then I died. After that Kevin was ringing me up every five minutes asking where I was.
“I love the fact there’s no CGI in Dog Soldiers. It takes you back to creature features like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and gives it an almost fantastical feel.
“As for Neil, we were all very loyal to him. In fact, I look forward to working with him again. If he asked me to do anything, I’d do it.”source
FanFic : Owen and Cristina ~ Nightmare
Cristina passed out within a few minutes of cuddling up against Owen. The stress of the day finally left her body as she laid somewhat lifeless in the bed. Owen’s restless body never interrupted her slumber nor did she feel him leaving the bed, let alone head out the door.
Cristina had her hands deep in the chest of a body. A gun to her head. “Cristina. Stop!” A voice yelled at her and it was Meredith‘s..
“I can’t. Clamp the bleeder, Avery.” The gun was pressed further into her temple. “Stop trying to save him!” The unrecognizable voice who held the gun gruffed at her.
“We’re losing him.” Avery looked over his mask while Cristina frantically tried to save the person on the table. She looked over and saw Teddy reading a magazine. “What do I do?? What do I do???”
“Do what he says. Stop trying to save him.”
The monitor flatlined. “No, no. I can do this.” Her hand started massaging the heart waiting for it to beat again.
She looked over at Avery then again at Teddy who was still flipping through a magazine. “Stop trying to save him” The voice leaned down and spoke into her ear. It was Owen’s she looked on the table at the face of her patient. That was Owen as well.
“Well, call it, Cristina. You killed him.” Teddy said without a care.
Her body jerked from the bed and shot straight up. She was sweating and her heart was racing a mile a minute. Owen wasn’t next to her. She jolted to the living room and he wasn’t there either. “Owen???” He was no where to be found in the apartment.
When she finally calmed down, she grabbed a blanket and sat in the living room in the dark too scared to fall back to sleep.
Many thanks to KMKonline forum Members ~ Video by Kevspa, Image by Kellbell79, Fanfic by Mchardcoreyang
A snippet from an interview with Director Neil Marshall ~ in the interview Marshall touches on hiring Kevin for his Dog Soldiers role
A Neil Marshall film generally means a bloody good time. The English filmmaker spilled a lot of the red stuff with his feature debut, "Dog Soldiers," about a military crew (led by a young, pre–"Grey's Anatomy" Kevin McKidd) battling werewolves in the wilderness. Then came Marshall's tense, claustrophobic thriller "The Descent," which made audiences squirm by trapping a group of women inside a cave—and then unleashing deadly creatures upon them. "The Descent" brought Marshall two distinct honors. First, he was awarded the British Independent Film Award for best director of a British independent film. He was also identified as a member of the "Splat Pack"—a collection of filmmakers (including Rob Zombie and Eli Roth) known for outlandish gore and violence in their movies.
Marshall followed the critical and commercial success of "The Descent" with the post-apocalyptic thriller "Doomsday," in which murderous cannibals wreaked havoc in futuristic Scotland. But his latest film steps even further away from the horror genre. Set in 117 A.D., "Centurion" explores the legend of the Ninth Legion—more than 4,000 soldiers who disappeared when they marched into Scotland. In Marshall's telling, the soldiers are attacked by a savage band of warriors called the Picts A few survivors, led by Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender of "Inglourious Basterds") struggle to reach safety while pursued by a mute and vengeful Pict huntress ("Quantum of Solace" Bond girl Olga Kurylenko). Marshall recently chatted with Back Stage about his previous movies, getting respect for the horror genre, and casting calls. .......
Back Stage : You have a great eye for talent, starting with Kevin McKidd in "Dog Soldiers." How did you find him?
Marshall: Well, I knew him from "Trainspotting," but had I just seen "Trainspotting," I never would've cast him, because he just seemed, from that film, so wrong. But a casting director persuaded me to meet him. He was very, very different in person, when he first walked in, with his hair kind of cut short and he'd filled out a bit and looked so much more the part, and he's got that great scar between his eyes, which adds to the character. But he's a phenomenal actor. He's so natural with it. So I was very, very lucky getting him and the rest of the cast of "Dog Soldiers." It was that mix of having people like Sean Pertwee and Liam Cunningham, who were experienced, and people who'd never been in front of a camera before but were really, really hungry, and that showed, and everybody just upped their game and had a great time making it.
full article and source here
screencaps thanks to Oldounce
thanks to Shylin
Halloween ~ Special thanks to our very own McVid on our Forum Geniusmentis
for making this video. She has incoporated scenes from Journeyman, Rome, Dog Soldiers, Hannibal Rising all to the music of Michael Jacksons Thriller ~ Enjoy
Halloween has to be my favorite time of year and a great time to haul out the DVD "Dog Soldiers". I bought the DVD from Amazon and it has some awesome special features, plus an interview with Kevin McKidd. Amazon
also available is the soundtrack Dog Soldiers (2002) Six soldiers. Full moon. No chance
... Personally I wouldn't classify this as a true horror, it needs its own Genre (a new breed of horror
), make no mistake I got a fair amount of scares but at the same time they were well balanced by a good amount of laughs. Probably for the first time we see some really believable werewolves, our characters are well defined and its all followed up by a superbly written witty script. Kevin as awesome as ever in the role of Pvt Cooper truly a must for any avid fan. Sequel Rumours
There was talk of a Sequel call "Fresh meat," however it was not going to be written and directed by Neil Marshall. Kevin's character Pvt Cooper was to be a part of the storyline. When we asked Kevin about this production he confirmed to us that this Sequel is not going to happen (see Updates
). Read more about Fresh Meat HereI found a few intersting things while searching on the Net and wanted to share them with you Set Production
: the exteriour set was built on location in Luxemborg, the interor was constucted in the studio. Here
are some photos of the set, with full explaination
Megan: Whats the glue for?
Cooper: Ever wondered why the best thing that superglue sticks
together is your fingers? Forget your grandmas china cups - this
stuff was developed for the Vietnam war to patch up broken
ever wondered if this was true read here
snip from Neil Marshall's BBC interview read full article here Kevin McKidd also worked well as the hero.
Kevin was totally bowled over that we offered him this, as he normally plays serious parts. His agent said, "You don't want to do anything daft like a werewolf movie", but he said he quite fancied it as it could be fun, so his attitude was just perfect from the start. He was a dream to work with, like Sean.
Lots, lots more up on our forum
If you are a fan of Dog Soldiers, there will be a Neil Marshall screening of his classics and panel discussions during Frightfest in London on May 3rd. Tickets are still available. See this link for full details!http://www.frightfest.co.uk/doomsdayday.html