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Edward Drake on Hunting Victims For Sport in Apex [Exclusive Interview]

Bruce Willis in Apex directed by Edward Drake

Sport hunters will eventually grow tired of hunting wild animals of rhinoceros, elephants, and lions. For decades in Hollywood, films are fascinated with sports hunters going after humans as demonstrated in 1932’s The Most Dangerous Game, 1945’s A Game of Death, and even the most talked-about film during last year’s pandemic with The Hunt.

With Apex, the film follows a similar path with rich big-game hunters paying to hunt current criminals for sport on a deserted island.

The movie stars Neal McDonough, Bruce Willis, Corey Large, Alexis Fast, Nels Lennarson, Lochlyn Munro, Megan Peta Hill, and Trevor Gretzky. Edward Drake directed the movie from the script written by Corey Large and Edward Drake.

Here is the full synopsis:

Serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, ex-cop Thomas Malone is offered a chance at freedom if he can survive a deadly game of Apex. Six hunters pay for the pleasure of hunting another human on a remote island, but once Malone arrives all hell breaks loose. Laying traps and playing mind games, Malone tries to turn the tables and fight for his life and his future.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Edward Drake on this film We talked about the setting, production, weapons, and the fascination of hunting humans. Not to mention, we discussed the focus on the ludicrous personalities of the villains and their weapon of choice.

Edward Drake studied at the University of Melbourne. He was a former assistant of Academy Award-winning producer Michael Sugar at Anonymous Content and director Mark Romanek. Also, he collaborated with Grammy-winning artists The Fratellis, Jack U, and the Stanton Warriors. Last year, he directed the horror film Broil and released the sci-fi film Cosmic Sin earlier this year with Bruce Willis.

Apex is in select theaters, On Demand, and available on digital this Friday, November 12.

Watch the exclusive interview with director Edward Drake below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, RLJE Films

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