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Old 10-12-2010, 12:53 AM
The Collection



Dunstan Reflects on Collector, Preps Sequel
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Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor April 6, 2010

Marcus Dunstan - co-writer of the Saw franchise from part four on up - remembers his experience on The Collector, the grisly thriller hitting DVD and Blu-Ray today.

"We had an experienced crew and I put on my game face," he tells Shock Till You Drop. "There were a number of days I wondered how I was going to survive the next 12 hours. Pages that we bled all over became something to defend, however, it became a child to me. Then it was great. Passion, anger, joy, it took everything to cross the finish line. Once you get that badge, you're stuck, you become a junkie for the experience again."

That experience may be coming sooner than later. He reveals to us, "I'm literally sitting at a laptop writing a sequel to The Collector right now. For just a little movie, it returned quite beautifully and just last week we had a meeting and they said go. We want another one and we want it fast. It was pretty obvious the first one played like a part one and we wanted to set up a haymaker of a part two. Thank goodness the idea was there to merit the opportunity. The next chunk of time will be intense and hopefully deliver on that."

The Collector, although in no way directly related to the Saw series, could aptly be called The House of Saw as it concerned a cat burglar (Josh Stewart) ensnared in a home full of lethal traps, the product of the film's titular serial killer. Dunstan, who co-wrote the film with Patrick Melton, says he's going in a different direction with the next installment.

"If we do our job right, the sequel you see…the fact you even know there is a part one is like reading a comic book for the film, you know the back story," he explains. "This is going to be a completely different experience. If the first one pulled from the Saw world and the serial killer world, the second one we're trying to pull a little from [John Woo's] Hard Boiled. There was a five minute sequence in the first film that was filled with action and the threat to the hero was scary, so I thought I'd like to deliver an action movie where your terrified of the threat and it's not about how cool the guns look."
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Full Details on Collector Sequel, The Collection
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Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor October 5, 2010

Marcus Dunstan hinted to Shock Till You Drop a couple of months ago that a sequel to his directorial debut, The Collector, was gaining speed.

We have now learned that he is indeed heading into pre-production on the next chapter, entitled The Collection.

Josh Stewart will return as Arkin who escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals.

Dunstan is aiming to helm the sequel in 3D.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:48 AM
Outstanding. I loved The Collector and thought it was criminally overlooked, so I'm glad it's getting a sequel. I can't say that I like the bit about it drawing from Hard Boiled, though. Switching shit up for a sequel is a good idea, sure, but not too much, and that sounds like Dunstan might want to radically change the tone. Still, I'm glad to hear it's going ahead and will be looking forward to it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:36 AM
I dug the first one. Was pretty creepy, had good traps and violence, and great eye candy. Hated that stupid ending though. looking forward to a followup.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:01 AM
Collector Sequel Has a Cast

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Source: Dread Central January 20, 2011

Shooting is well underway on The Collection, a sequel to 2009's The Collector.

Marcus Dunstan is back behind the camera working from a script he penned with collaborator Patrick Melton. Josh Stewart reprises his role as Arkin. Joining him: Lee Tergesen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore) and Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network).

Here's a synopsis refresher for ya: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:43 AM
I never watch this movie. Thanks for sharing nice information and lovely links. I'll defiantly watch it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:16 PM
I've never even heard of that cast, but I'm glad Arkin is back. I didn't read the synopsis after "Arkin escapes" 'cuz I don't want it given away, and I have faith in Dunstan. I just hope he doesn't give too much away about the Collector. People seem to have forgotten that sometimes the less backstory we have on the faceless boogeyman, the better.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:12 PM
The Collection to Hit Theaters via LD Distribution

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Liddell Entertainment announced today that Marcus Dunstan's follow-up to 2009's The Collector will get distribution via their new company, LD Distribution.

The sequel, starring Josh Stewart, Lee Tergesen, Christopher McDonald and Emma Fitzpatrick, was previously described as follows:

"Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals."
Here's the announcement:

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Liddell Entertainment, the innovative production and distribution financier is launching a new theatrical distribution entity, LD Distribution, and named indie veteran David Dinerstein as head of the new company. The company's initial slate includes: William Friedkin's critically acclaimed Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey; the recently wrapped production, Disconnect, starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard from the Oscar nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin; and the horror film, The Collection, from Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers of Saw lV, V and Vl which is currently in post-production. The company plans to release 4 to 6 films in its initial year.

LD Distribution will actively acquire films and provide distribution for Liddell Entertainment's expanding production slate. Liddell Entertainment is aiming to produce four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million.

"We are thrilled to bring David Dinerstein on board to run our new distribution operation. He is one of the leading independent marketers in our business and we are confident that he is the right person to lead the charge with our extraordinary slate of films," said Mickey Liddell.

"LD Distribution plans to take an innovative and forward thinking approach to the marketing and distribution of our films. Mickey and I look forward to building a successful company on both a creative and economic level," said David Dinerstein.

"With our level of production, combined with our current acquisition and financing activities, full-fledged theatrical distribution becomes the obvious next step," says Chad Reineke, Liddell's head of business affairs.

Dinerstein will also help manage the upcoming releases of Liddell productions and acquisitions by current distribution partners, including The Grey starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan which is being distributed by Open Road; Academy contender, Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, with Roadside Attractions; and Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen, also with Open Road.

Over the past few years, Liddell Entertainment acquired or produced a wide array of films including the Academy Award nominated Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu; I Love You Phillip Morris starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor; Good Hair starring Chris Rock; upcoming release The Details starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney and Ray Liotta (The Weinstein Company acquired at Sundance 2011); as well as the genre movies, The Haunting Of Molly Hartley and The Collector. Before opening Liddell Entertainment in 2006, Mickey Liddell produced Go, Broken Hearts Club, Telling Lies in America and television shows Everwood and Jack and Bobby.

David Dinerstein joins as President of LD Distribution and brings more than 25 years of marketing, distribution and acquisitions experience to the company. Dinerstein has an esteemed track record and has built and managed several independent companies from their inception. He has worked with numerous filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Justin Lin, Sofia Coppola, Baz Luhrmann, Jane Campion and Kevin Smith. His films have garnered over 72 Academy Award Nominations and 15 Academy Awards.

Most recently Dinerstein was President of D Squared Films. Previously he was President of Lakeshore Entertainment, and President and co-founder of Paramount Classics. He was one of the original architects of Fox Searchlight as Senior Vice President of Marketing and was head of marketing at Miramax Films.

Prior to Lakeshore, Dinerstein co-founded and served as co-President of Paramount Classics where he acquired, produced and distributed over 50 films including the Academy Award winner, Hustle & Flow starring Terrence Howard, and the award-winning Mad Hot Ballroom, one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time. While at the company he also created and oversaw campaigns for The Virgin Suicides, You Can Count On Me, which received two Oscar nominations, and the Golden Globe nominated epic, Sunshine.

At Fox Searchlight, film campaigns Dinerstein oversaw include: The Brothers McMullen, the winner of the 1995 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and one of "the most profitable films of 1995"; Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty; Al Pacino's Looking For Richard; Ang Lee's The Ice Storm and Peter Cattaneo's The Full Monty, one of the biggest independent films of 1997. The Full Monty grossed over $45 million domestically and $240 million worldwide. It was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Previous films Dinerstein handled the marketing for include: the highly acclaimed and award-winning Pulp Fiction, The Illusionist, The Full Monty, Hustle & Flow, The Piano, The Ice Storm, Red State, The Virgin Suicides, You Can Count On Me, Cinema Paradiso, Like Water For Chocolate, Mad Hot Ballroom, Reservoir Dogs, and Clerks.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:58 PM
The Collector was great, i knew they were making this but didnt know how far along it was. Will be fun to see how this turns out
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:53 PM
First Photo: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton's Sequel The Collection

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Fans of The Collector have been wondering: Where is the sequel, The Collection? Well, it's on the way. The thriller - once again from writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (the latter back on directing duties) - is screening at Cannes and we've stumbled on the first official photo from the film. It's a small one, however.

Head inside for a somewhat larger look.

In the film, Arkin (Josh Stewart) escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals.

Melton has been quite vocal via his Twitter account, letting fans know that a trailer to The Collection will hit later this year with a late fall/early winter theatrical film release planned.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Cool. Enjoyed the first film a lot and have been waiting for photos or a trailer to pop up somewhere, so glad to finally see something, even if it is remarkably unremarkable. The plot sounds really interesting, and I do like how in both films Arkin has found himself basically going head to head with the Collector, not just trying to escape, but trying to thwart the villain's plans somehow. A master trapper and a master of evasion going at it. Good times.
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