Anchor Bay has been releasing some pretty interesting films lately, some of which you might call downright risky. I was fascinated by the movie THE DAY, which is a brutal and bleak look at a potential post-apocalyptic future and small groups of people trying to survive it. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski, the film stars an eclectic cast that includes Dominic Monaghan (LOST), Shannyn Sossamon (A KNIGHT’S TALE), Shawn Ashmore (the X-MEN trilogy), Ashley Bell (THE LAST EXORCISM) and Michael Eklund (THE DIVIDE). I got a chance to do some phone interviews with both Dominic Monaghan and Michael Eklund, and pick their brain about how this film was put together. We featured clip on this week’s Bigfanboy Livecast, but in case you missed it, both interviews are featured in their entirety below.
You can hear my interview with Michael Eklund by clicking HERE, or right-clicking and downloading the MP3.
You can hear my interview with Dominic Monaghan by clicking HERE, or right-clicking and downloading the MP3.
Both actors praise Doug’s work as a director, and trusted his vast experience working with other talented directors like Robert Rodriguez. One thing is for sure, THE DAY has a unique style and definitive look all its own. You can see the trailer below – look for it playing in theaters starting this week.
A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand—over a 24 hour period—battling for their ultimate survival.
THE DAY opens August 29, 2012