20th Mar2019

Omar Epps cast in Patrick Lussier & Todd Farmer’s new horror ‘Trick’

by Phil Wheat


Director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Terminator: Genisys) and writer Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry) are re-teaming for Trick, a horror thriller to be directed by Lussier.

Trick centers on an elusive serial killer, who descends upon a small town annually, bringing terror and death. He is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each in different jurisdictions and seemingly unrelated. No one believes this could be the same killer. Detective Denver has faced Trick once before – he shot and killed him. Or so everyone keeps telling him. However, Denver knows Trick is out there and he’s coming back for revenge.

It was announced back in October 2018 that Dermot Mulroney would be playing lead character Detective Mike Denver, however Omar Epps ha now stepped into the role as production began on the film this week.

Trick also stars Ellen Adair (Homeland, Billions, The Sinner) as Sheriff Lisa Jayne, the sheriff in the small town of Benton who has always considered Detective Denver as her mentor. Cheryl Winston, the only survivor of the latest round of killings in her small town, will be played by Kristina Reyes (Blindspot, Shades of Blue). Talbott is played by genre legend Tom Atkins and Jamie Kennedy (Scream 1-3, Malibu’s Most WantedRomeo + Juliet) will play Dr. Steven.  Principal photography for the film is taking place in New York.

Director Patrick Lussier’s lengthy and accomplished résumé includes several of the most successful horror films and television programs in recent years. His eye for detail was instrumental in editing the numerous Wes Craven films, including the famous Scream franchise, Red Eye, New Nightmare, and Cursed to name just a few.  Lussier directed and co-wrote My Bloody ValentineDrive Angry and was a writer and producer on Terminator Genisys.

Writer Todd Farmer has a long history in the horror genre including Jason X, and The Messengers and has worked previously alongside Lussier co-writing My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry.


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