Monday, October 11, 2010

Danny Trejo Appears In Zombie Film

Director Brian Bazala, Adam Lytle, Danny Trejo, and Producer Jay Lavely

Danny Trejo, who recently appeared in the smash hit film Machete directed by Robert Rodriguez has signed on as a featured character in the Zombie horror-comedy Opening Night of the Living Dead.

Danny was on set this weekend in Groveland, Florida at the Kim Kahana Stunt Ranch shooting several scenes from the film, fresh from an appearance at the local horror convention, Spooky Empire.

"Having Danny in the film just takes it to another level," commented Producer Jay Lavely.  "He's Machete -- but he transcends the genre because he's also a great dramatic actor and has comedic appeal as well from his work on the Spy Kids films."

Trejo with Director Brian Bazala
Director Brian Bazala frantically wrote new dialogue for the actor.  "It's Danny Trejo -- so I really wanted to tailor the character for him.  He did not disappoint."  Bazala also added that "Danny's got to be once of the nicest, most gracious actors in the business."  Bazala also said Trejo was "extremely complimentary" and put the entire crew at ease, shooting around his tight schedule for the weekend.

Opening Night of the Living Dead will be shot in and around Orlando, Florida and features makeup by Joe Blasco.

Danny Trejo attacked by the Living Dead (Adam Lytle)
A zombie's worst nightmare
Photo Credit:  Jared Clemons