Doug worked as SPFX Supervisor and Armorer on this epically bloody feature film starring Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body, Transformers) & Tyson Ritter (Preacher, All-American Rejects) and directed by Tom DeNucci. Doug worked with SPFX Coordinators Ruby Ann Muro and Jade Verrrecchia (Necro FX) to create over 70 SPFX for the film including squibs and other gory set pieces! The movie will be released in theaters and then to Redbox in early 2023! 

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EXCLUSIVE: Redbox Entertainment has signed North American rights to Verdi Productions’ action-crime film Johnny & Clyde, starring Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap), Ajani Russell (Betty), Tyson Ritter (Preacher) and Megan Fox (The Expendables 4).

Directed by Tom DeNucci (Vault), the movie is due to get a theatrical launch later this year and be available day-and-date in Redbox kiosks and on demand. 

The spin on the iconic Bonnie and Clyde story follows two serial killers (Jogia, Russell) who are madly in love and on a shocking crime spree. They ultimately set their sights on robbing a prosperous casino run by a crime boss, Alana (Fox), and her head of security, Guy (Ritter).

Rounding out the cast is Vanessa Angel (Kingpin), Bai Ling (The Crow), Robert LaSardo (The Mule), Armen Garo (The Departed), Sean Ringgold (American Gangster), Nick Principe (Vault), Brett Azar (Young Rock), Sydney Jenkins (Don’t Look Up), and Charles W. Harris III (Glass).

Written by DeNucci and Nick Principe, Johnny & Clyde was produced by Chad A. Verdi (Bleed For This), Michelle Verdi (Silence), Chad A. Verdi Jr (Wash Me in the River), Paul Luba (Hot Seat), and Nick Koskoff (Vault). Verdi Productions produced and financed the project and VMI Worldwide is handling international sales.

“Fans of dark, gritty action movies are going to love Johnny & Clyde,” said Galen Smith, CEO, Redbox. “Tom has created a film that will have fans on the edge of their seats. We’re looking forward to releasing the film later this year.”

“This film will keep fans engaged from the beginning till the end. A true thriller with a twist of humor” stated producer Chad A. Verdi.

Speaking about the movie last year, co-writer Nick Principe told Bloody Disgusting that the remake wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill crime thriller.

“It starts off as a crime/heist picture, but once they get trapped in the cash room it’s definitely balls-to-the-wall slasher/horror,” he explained. “Instead of vampires, it’s just one big, spooky supernatural slasher.”

Director Tom DeNucci also revealed that Fox’s character would be a “twisted” villain whose princess aesthetic belies some dark tendencies.

“Megan Fox’s character is very dark,” he teased. “I don’t want to give away too much, but visually we wanted her to almost be like a Disney princess, but a messed up, very dark, twisted version of that. Her look is just incredible… this kind of almost evil princess character. I went into a weird kind of Disney path.”