– by Joseph Jammer Medina


A classic film noir is getting a remake and modern update.

Silver Plane Films and Kingfisher Media announced that the production for D.O.A. BLOOD RIVER will start shooting this month in Louisiana.

The noir thriller is inspired by director Rudolph Mate’s 1950 thriller D.O.A.

D.O.A BLOOD RIVER will follow Sam Collins as a pharmaceutical sales rep, who visits a small town in Louisiana to close a business deal of a lifetime. Collins enters a world of sex, corruption and murder—as he is poisoned with no antidote. In a search for answers, he turns to a local girl named Jesse, in which their path leads to a voodoo priestess that confirms Sam’s fate. With nowhere to go and no others to trust, Sam and Jesse are on the run from police detectives, the Mob and a corrupt sheriff who wants him dead.

The studio also announced Billy Flynn (DAYS OF OUR LIVES) in the title role of Sam Collins with Christa B. Allen (REVENGER) as Jesse. The rest of the cast will include Scottie Thompson (SKYLINE), Christopher Rob Bowen (MARAUDERS), Tyson Sullivan (BANSHEE), Stephen C. Sepher (HEIST), and Lillo Brancato (A BRONX TALE).

The film is written and directed by Stephen C. Sepher (HEIST). Producers are Rory Fradella, Stephen C. Sepher, Kim Barnard and Nazo Bravo.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.