Legendary studio Hammer Films is back, thanks to MySpace. The UK-based company, best known for some amazing and amazingly camp horror flicks, has signed a deal to bring its latest production to MySpace as 20 four-minute webisodes. Owen Gibson has more on the story, via The Guardian:
The company, revived this year after 25 years by a consortium headed by Big Brother creator John de Mol, is also planning to release the film on DVD after it has been shown on MySpace. [Hammer chairman Simon] Oakes insisted that the film would not be too violent to be shown to a general audience, but the DVD release would probably be re-cut as an 18-certificate movie. Hammer also has two more conventional movies going into production next year but Oakes said Beyond the Rave was a way of getting its first production out quickly and bringing the name to a new audience.
“There’s a demographic out there that don’t know Hammer in the way my generation do. I saw that MySpace could bring us to a global audience online and it’s also a great way of finding new young talent.”