Following The Recall, an inventive blend of Cabin in the Woods and Independence Day, starring Wesley Snipes and R.J. Mitte, art director-turned-filmmaker Mauro Borrelli is back behind the camera with his next feature film, Warhunt, a World War II set shocker with a unique supernatural twist in the tale.
Directed from a script Borrelli co-wrote with Reggie Keyohara III (The Recall) and Scott Svatos (The Ghostmaker), and starring Mickey Rourke, Jackson Rathbone and Robert Knepper, WarHunt follows a squad of fearless soldiers who are sent on a rescue mission to retrieve top secret material when a US military cargo plane loses control and violently crashes behind enemy lines in the middle of the German black forest. Led by Sergeant Brewer (Knepper) and Walsh (Rathbone), the soldiers stumble upon hanged Nazi soldiers and other dead bodies bearing ancient, magical symbols before their perceptions start spiralling out of control when they are attacked by a powerful, supernatural force. Fighting for the dainty and struggling to survive they must uncover the shocking truth behind the dark force they have uncovered, and do everything they can to remove all evidence it ever existed, even at the cost of their own lives.
As WarHunt releases today, January 21, 2022 through Saban Films, SCREAM caught up with Jackson Rathbone who revealed how the cast and crew ran the gambit to get the film made during times of pandemic and how the narrative turns action-horror and wartime zombie terror tropes firmly on their ears.
Words: Howard Gorman