DJ, producer, record label owner, video game character, and now, a film producer?
Dim Mak Records boss Steve Aoki‘s newest venture involves some filmmaking (or rather, executive producing). He’s working on Nerdist Industries’ first feature film, a sci-fi horror/thriller titled, “The Hive”.
Just in case you’re unaware, Nerdist Industries is the digital division of American film production company Legendary Pictures.
“The Hive” is directed by David Yarovesky, starring Gabriel Basso (of “Kings of Summer” fame), Kathryn Prescott, Jacob Zachar, and Gabrielle Walsh (of “The Vampire Diaries” fame). Cary Granat (of “Scream” fame) is producing and Steve Aoki is executive producing.
The movie isn’t new per se as it premiered at Fantastic Fest a year ago. But the reason why there’s so much word about it now is because it’s being distributed digitally this fall by Nerdist Industries.
We haven’t seen the movie for ourselves but according to ComicBook.com, but the plot is as follows:
At the height of summer, Adam and Katie find love for the first time. Fellow camp counselors Clark and Jess couldn’t care less about the kids they’re overseeing as long as they can hook up. But, when a plane crashes nearby, their investigation unleashes a mysterious plague, putting all campers in danger.
As Camp Yellow Jacket slips into chaos, Adam wakes in a boarded-up cabin with no memory of who or where he is. His only clues are the notes he’s scrawled for himself and memories that aren’t his own. As his friends turn into monsters around him, the key to surviving the apocalypse is locked in one infected counselor’s mind.
Sounds like something a zombie-themed-movie-loving geek’s dreams are made of!
Steve Aoki revealed that what drew him the most (to the movie) was “the underlying concept of unlocking human potential to create this hive-like structure”. He also admitted that he got more and more involved in the movie somewhere along the way and even worked with the composer that did the score of the film.
Putting his musical talent to good use, we say 😉
Watch the ultra creepy trailer below:
“The Hive” screened on Monday (14th September) at 500 US theatres in a one-night showing through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
For more information, visit Nerdist’s website.