DEAD TRIGGER (Scott Windhauser & Mike Cuff, 2017)

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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (filming)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 12 May 2016, 11:50

Probably hoping for too much but I'd like it if there's a John Hyams type artistry to him.
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (filming)

Postby Jox on 12 May 2016, 12:02

Thing is it's based on a somewhat popular first person shoot'em up videogame app so the purpose of the producers probably isn't to take too much risk in making this more artsy than it is. Notice also how many 20-25 year-old youngsters there are in the team to back up Dolph and Washington...
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (filming)

Postby Jox on 12 May 2016, 20:02

Written by Scott Windhauser who was a co-writer on LARCENY and writer/director on COPS AND ROBBERS with Michael Jai White and Tom Berenger which is co-produced by... R. Ellis Frazier, no doubt also helping out on this one.
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (filming)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 13 May 2016, 11:04

Jox wrote:Thing is it's based on a somewhat popular first person shoot'em up videogame app so the purpose of the producers probably isn't to take too much risk in making this more artsy than it is. Notice also how many 20-25 year-old youngsters there are in the team to back up Dolph and Washington...


Which is weird why their idea of not taking a risk is rushing out a DTV. You'd think it being an IP would have franchise potential.
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 13 May 2016, 11:10

It seems the game lots of downloads yet many people haven't heard of it so I guess they simply couldn't get enough funding for a decent shoot, or they dispatched it in a way the schedule still had to be quick. Even a Universal Studios DTV like KINDERGARTEN COP 2 doesn't get more than 4 weeks of shooting which used to be reserved to independent low budgets so...
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby bomaz on 19 May 2016, 13:19

Imdb changed the director to Scott Windhauser (but it's Imdb, let's wait).
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 19 May 2016, 13:41

It does make sense and seems realistic: Windhauser already did COPS AND ROBBERS (with MJW) that was produced by Mike Cuff (BULLET) in Mexico for Cineville International (FFC) who had announced DEAD TRIGGER to start back in January (with a February start date):
https://www.facebook.com/CinevilleUSA/p ... 4400639843
(also explains his rewriting the initial script by Heinz Treschnitzer)
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 21 May 2016, 22:36

IMDB changed again to Mike Cuff... :?
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 03 Jun 2016, 01:09

Now both Cuff and Windhauser are credited, so either they co-directed it, or one took over to replace the other...
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff/Scott Windhauser, 2016) (post-pr

Postby TEMIRLAN on 04 Jun 2016, 14:13

Is it any ambitious? Its based on a video game movie so.. I m asking.
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff/Scott Windhauser, 2016) (post-pr

Postby Jox on 04 Jun 2016, 14:44

I'm not sure what you mean/are asking and don't have a proper answer anyway.

But the video game for mobile it's based on, although it got million of downloads, doesn't seem to be so well known, and given the companies involved and its 3 weeks schedule, I wouldn't expect it to be so much "bigger" than other DTVs. Just hoping for some competent directing and storytelling. Maybe a more badass version of BATTLE OF THE DAMNED although I thought it was quite good at times in terms of "mise en scène" and ensemble piece.

Interestingly the mobile game started as a paying application and was then made available for free due to piracy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Trigger
http://www.androidcentral.com/how-high- ... not-saying
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff/Scott Windhauser, 2016) (post-pr

Postby Jox on 14 Jun 2016, 22:13

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PS:
Scott Windhauser's name has been removed on IMDB as a director again... :?
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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 02 Aug 2016, 00:45

Photo from Mike Cuff's IMDB page - you can tell it's Dolph even from behind !

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Re: DEAD TRIGGER (Mike Cuff, 2016) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 03 Sep 2016, 20:57

Director/producer Mike Cuff apparently "is a partner in video game technology companies and well connected in the video game industry worldwide"...
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