Truth in Journalism – Short Film
Filmmaker Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) tapped his Knights of Badassdom star Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) for the faux cinema verite pic, which is shot through the lens of a foreign documentary crew shadowing a reporter from crime scene to crime scene a la 1992′s Man Bites Dog. That reporter is Eddie Brock, a name that should perk up comic book fanatics’ ears.
The original concept was conceived by producer Adi Shankar (The Grey, Dredd), then fleshed out by writer-director Lynch to include painstaking details from the Marvel comics universe. Those include crafting a NYC circa 1988 setting with a fan’s scrutiny for details, including references from “Amazing Spider Man #299-300 and some very iconic buildings in the background if you look very closely,” Lynch tells me. He shot with DP Will Barratt on the RED recreating the 16mm look and feel of Man Bites Dog. “This was totally for fun, a way to just do ‘one for us’ with little to no interference,” says Lynch, whose Knights of Badassdom is finally being released by EOne after languishing in post/distribution hell for two years.