King Cobra Rules
Anaconda may have beaten them to the bite, but filmmakers David & Scott Hillenbrand insist their own serpent will make that Amazonian monster look like and earthworm.
The brothers seem confident that they’ve got a winner with King Cobra (debuting from TriMark Home Video August 10) despite their scaly horror flick’s limited means and non-exotic locations.
And it’s certainly possible that this fraternal fearlessness will prove justified. The recently encouraged a Fango reporter to take a close ( but not too close) peek at their monster reptile as it rested dormant in the Chiodo Brother’s Burbank FX workshop just as the movie showcase crawled through preliminary preview screenings.
And any visitor would be rattled by the thick neck designed to swell into a massive, wedge-shaped head equipped with fangs capable of squirting whatever fluid the crew employed to simulate the creature’s fatal venom.
“There was no Anaconda in the pipeline when we came up with the King Cobra concept, and everyone thought we were crazy until they found out we were working on a snake movie,” Scott said. “We wanted to take a classic approach to the genre a la Jaws or Alien - put a modern spin on it, but stick with the same structure.