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‘The Collected’ Director Marcus Dunstan Says the Film’s Production Has Been Shut Down



'The Collected' Director Marcus Dunstan Says the Film's Production Has Been Shut Down

We thought things were fine behind-the-scene of Marcus Dunstan‘s The Collected when the first batch of mages from the upcoming horror sequel were revealed last month, but little did we know at the time that production on the film has been shut down since 2019.

Here’s what Dunstan had to say in an interview with The Thing with Two Heads podcast:

Well, we shot for eight days, and then it was shut down. I invested in this thing, I’d like to know what’s happening. We stopped hearing from anybody with the production. I know most of the props I brought there have been stolen. I would think that anybody else who invested in this movie that thinks that it’s happening, wouldn’t they like to know what’s happening? … All calls and emails have gone unanswered … When you can’t get anyone on the phone and you don’t hear anything, at this point, I’m really p*ssed off.

Melton continued:

There’s no plans to start shooting it. We haven’t talked to anyone who was in the production… we’d love to finish it, but, I don’t know. We’re not the producers, so we don’t know.

Finally, he added:

It was all avoidable, completely avoidable, that’s what drives me nuts. I didn’t invest ten years getting this opportunity, facilitating it, getting it together, pre-writing three different versions of this thing, just to be ignored. That wasn’t my goal. And I’m assuming that people who invested capital in this thing are probably wondering, ‘Hey, where’s our movie?’

The film cast included Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Tom Atkins, Randy Havens (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Dot-Marie Jones (3 From Hell) and Navi Rawat (Feast).

Dunstan co-wrote The Collected with Patrick Melton.

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