Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
Back in 1981, Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, and Melanie Griffith made a movie called ‘Roar‘. Tippi and Noel were married in real life and Melanie was Tippi’s real-life daughter. While in Africa, Noel and Tippi raised awareness to stop poachers and hunters from killing the wildlife, particularly lions, tigers, and other wildcats. Soon enough the came across an abandoned ranch house that was taken over by a bunch of lions and tigers.
The next eleven years had Tippi, Noel, and Melanie trying to make a movie where Noel invited his family (Tippi and Melanie, along with a few others) to visit him. However, he’s not at home when his family arrives, but all the wild animals are. What was supposed to be a rather choreographed film, came to be basically just these poor actors trying to run and not get killed by the animals.
There were 70 injuries on set, however nobody died during the making of this movie, but there were several close calls. Some people were scalped, others were mauled, bitten, and required long stays in the hospital. Basically, this is a guide of what not to do in making a movie.
Luckily for us, this long forgot about film was recently picked up by the amazing Drafthouse Films of the Alamo Drafthouse brand and will be releasing the film on April 17th in theaters. I can’t wait.
Enjoy this trailer.