Bruce Campbell, Dolph Lundgren, and RZA to attend Fantastic Fest
It was announced Wednesday that Bruce Campbell, Dolph Lundgren, and RZA are among the guests attending this year’s Fantastic Fest, which takes place at Austin, Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar cinema from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29. Campbell will be on hand for a screening of the first two episodes from the upcoming second season of Ash vs Evil Dead while Lundgren will be supporting Don’t Kill It, the new film from Big Ass Spider! director Mike Mendez, in which the Rocky IV action icon portrays a grizzled demon-hunter. RZA, meanwhile, will be live-scoring the 1978 kung fu movie The 36th Chamber of Shaolin with beats, samples and vocals.
It has also been announced that this year’s closing night film is director Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal. The film stars Anne Hathaway as an alcoholic who discovers an improbable connection between herself and a giant monster ravaging South Korea. Other new additions to the lineup include A Monster Calls, horror-comedy sequel Another Wolfcop, the Morgan Spurlock-directed Rats, and the action-thriller Headshot, which stars Iko Uwais from The Raid movies.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming so many first-time directors to our weird festival family this year,” said Fantastic Fest founder Tim League, in a statement. “But as counterpoint, I am equally excited to be closing it down with veterans Nacho and RZA. In 2016, we’re going out with an epic bang.”
“There was so much that we loved this year, it’s wonderful to finally be able to share the full slate,” said Fantastic Fest Head of Programming, Evrim Ersoy. “We watched over 800 films and getting it down to 80 proved nearly impossible. But we’re here and we can’t wait to see people watch these brilliant delights with shock and awe in equal measure.”
More details about this year’s event can be found at the official Fantastic Fest website.