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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:09 AM

I guess the cat is out of the bag.  Been pretty absent from DA for awhile now due to this secret project but now I can come out and say it...

I am director and co-writer on the new addition to the Phantasm franchise... PHANTASM V: RAVAGER

I have always been a huge PHAN of the series and creator DON COSCARELLI was generous enough to open his twisted world to me and I am loving every minute of it. Below is a link to the trailer and press release on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY! So mind numbing to see this stuff finally hit the light of day, I am so excited...…

Here is an excerpt from the press release, and of course I can not reveal any details on the film itself...

"EW can confirm that Phantasm: Ravager is directed by filmmaker and artist David Hartman, whose résuméincludes the TV show Transformers Prime and the Rob Zombie videos American Witch and Lords of Salem. Hartman also worked on the films Bubba Ho-Tep andJohn Dies at the End, both of which were directed byPhantasm overlord Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli himself cowrote Phantasm: Ravager with Hartman and produced it through his Silver Spheres company with executive producer Brad Baruh.

“I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set,” said Coscarelli in a statement. “David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. He did terrific visual effects on that, and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, John Dies at the End. Our aesthetics are in sync and he’s quite an experienced director in his own right.”

“Having worked with Don before, and being a huge fan of the entire Phantasmfranchise, it was a great honor to do Ravager with him,” said Hartman. “This film is a real turning point in the series. There’s real closure for the core characters that I hope fans will respond to.”

The cast of Phantasm: Ravager includes Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister, who have played, respectively, the Tall Man and luckless ice cream vendor Reggie in each previous film. They are joined by Michael Baldwin, who played the character Mike in each franchise entry except for Phantasm II (in which, aside from some flashback scenes, he was played by James LeGros). “We were fortunate to shoot amazing new sequences with horror icon Angus Scrimm,” said Hartman. “He has terrific scenes with Reggie and Mike  that are truly powerful.” Series regulars Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester also appear in the film, whose release date has yet to be announced.

Phantasm: Ravager was shot in and around southern California over the past two years. “The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system,” Coscarelli said. “We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class.”"

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jbensch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Man-oh-man - I cannot wait.  
lipfunk-arts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thats awesome! Congrats man! I'm editing my first feature and beginning my second on the 22nd!!
TheAnomally Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME Congrats...can't wait to see the film.
Phans have been waiting for this for a LONG time. And it is GREAT all the cast that made Phantasm great are in on this new and final? installment. Angus Scrimm is phenomenal as the Tall Man.(He's the only one who can play that creepy guy) A. Micheal Baldwin will kill it as Mike as will Reggie, Bill....and it is AWESOME the lady in the Lavender dress Kat will be in this one too...SWEET.
Gloompunk Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
You + Phantasm = Squeeeeeee!
*regains manly composure*
Can't wait. 'Tis gonna be awesome.
deaconabstrakt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was super excited to hear about this. Very very cool!
Boatwright Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sweet! When I'm watching this with a group I can say "the director of this drew a cover for me once".

Oh, and congratulations to you too. ;)
JayHorror Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! thats awesome! cant wait to see what you come up with, sure it will be excellent.
williamsquid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
You Da man Dave!!!!!
RagingBarbarian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
WTG Big D!
stvnhthr Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Go Dave Go! So glad to see you finally get a chance to Direct a major feature film. Can't wait to see what you've cooked up.
APBarr Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats Dave! I can't wait to see this. stuff in that trailer looks amazing. 
cyclonaut Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so excited for this..... SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED.
#1 on my 2014 movie list.
shadyraven Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
ChuckRamos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Congrats Dave! I can't wait!
Shironiku Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude!  I just saw the teaser poster for this on Wednesday!  So stoked for you!  Love Phantasm!
Samael244 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
oh man. Been waiting for this. You rock man!
Axel13-Gallery Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hellusion Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Congrats! I hope working with Don and Angus was as fun as I imagine!
MistahPete Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wait... what?  I heard there was a new one coming, but I guess I didn't see who was in charge of it! Holy damn, this is fantastic!
AZNbebop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! CONGRATS DAVE!!!!

I can't wait to see it!
SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was watching the second one last night. Good luck with this.
TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwweeesoooome! :D
POLO-JASSO Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
moonfreakformula Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I love it and I'm so happy for you Dave!
DocOtto Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
All this time, I thought that final look Angus directed at the camera in PHANTASM: OBLIVION would be the last we ever saw of the Tall Man. I can't describe my euphoria, now that I know it won't.
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats, Dave!! After all our years of friendship it has been amazing to watch you go through this journey. And just speaking as a longtime Phantasm fan myself, I will say you've created my favorite film in the whole series... after the original, of course. Bravo! You've earned it! So proud of you, man!
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