Adam Robitel will be scripting the new horror film “Cropsey” for A7SLE films. “The picture takes a fresh look at the mythology of the Cropsey Maniac, the boogeyman of campfire lore who has terrorized the minds of youngsters for decades. ” Further details will posted as they become available.
AFTER THE RED RAIN
Peter is co-penning a YA novel with his A7SLE partner, Rob DeFranco, and YA author Barry Lyga. The book is titled ‘After the Red Rain’ and is being published by Little, Brown with an anticipated release date of August 2015. Publisher’s Weekly has described the storyline as “set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet.”
In an exciting and new development, Peter is partnering with Fox to bring “Street Soldier” to the station’s lineup as an event series. Peter will have the starring role and will serve as an executive producer. He and A7SLE Films Rob DeFranco have had the rights to the story for several years and as Rob tells Celebuzz “Peter and I are excited to be working with such a talented group of people like Michael De Luca, Ted Mann and Larry Golin, to bring this to life at Fox.” The story revolves around Eddie MacKenzie who served as the enforcer for New England crime boss, Whitey Bulger. Further details will be posted as they develop.
THE DAMNED/ENCERRADA (PREVIOUSLY GALLOWS HILL)
Peter stars in the movie The Damned, a supernatural horror story directed by Victor Garcia. The story follows an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). After a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated inn, they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement and their decision to set her free has unintended consequences.
Peter will have a starring role in NBC’s upcoming new drama “Odyssey”. The series follows a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist as their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy. Peter will portray the disillusioned corporate lawyer who is pulled into the center of this conspiracy. Filming for the series will begin Fall 2014. Details to follow as they become available.
THE LAST WORD
Peter’s production company, A7SLE Films, is affiliated with the movie “The Last Word”. The movie was filmed in Louisianna and stars Mike Doyle (Jersey Boys), Erin Cummings and Sean Patrick Flanery. Peter states that he is “excited to be teaming up with Film District to produce “THE LAST WORD”. A release date is pending.
Peter tweeted to his fans on June 16, 2013 “Working with the talented Virginia Madsen and Neve Cambell today on a film called “Walter”. Great script. Very excited.” Peter will have a role as a firefighter in the movie. According to IMDB.com, the story is about “A ticket-taker at the local cinema believes he is the son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with.” The cast also includes William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Milo Ventimiglia & Neve Campbell with Andrew J. West in the title role. The film was screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. A release date is pending.
Protocol: Orphans is being released in paperback with all 4 comic books included in this one graphic novel and available for pre-order online at Amazon. The anticipated shipping date is November 11, 2014. The first issue of Protocol: Orphans was released on November 13, 2013 to rave reviews. Peter and Rob DeFranco co-created this project and worked In collaboration with Michael Alan Nelson to produce a comic book series. A sampling of the reviews found the comic book to be: “…well done and sharply paced…” – Comics Worth Reading and from Redd Skull Comics ~ “Protocol: Orphans looks like a sure fire winner! Check it out!” The 4th and final issue in the series became available on February 12, 2014. Be sure to get your copy of the entire series and follow the action in this amazing storyline, “Grabbed up by the United States government and thrown into training-camps, orphans around the country have been raised to become America’s next generation of superspies. Now, as adults, they live amongst us, ready for ‘the family’ to call them back into action. ” (Boom! Studios)
THE DEVIL’S ROOMING HOUSE
A7SLE Films has acquired the rights to “The Devil’s Rooming House”. Written by M. William Phelps, the story is a historical true crime. As described on Phelps’ website “A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in 1911…a woman who was both a Black Widow and an Angel of Death.” Peter posted on his Twitter, @peterfacinelli, that he is “excited about this new project. :)” We will update you with information as the project progresses.
NATHAN HALE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AMERICA’S FIRST SPY
A7SLE Films has acquired the rights to “Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy”. Written by M. William Phelps who “separates historical fact from long-standing myth to reveal the life of Nathan Hale, a young man who deserves to be remembered as an original American Patriot” (www.mwilliamphelps.com) As Peter stated in an article in Variety.com, “I am excited to bring story of Nathan Hale to life, a man who sacrificed everything for what he believed in.” Details will be forthcoming as they are released.