EXCLUSIVE: Michael Rooker is reteaming with his Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton for the first time in nearly four decades on a new film titled Road Rage, which is intended to be the first in a series.The film in the vein of Dexter and the great avenger films of the ’70s will center on a serial killer who only kills those who deserve to die—presenting a modern hero who is a bad guy gone good, protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty.
Tim Perell will produce the vigilante thriller through his banner, Process Media. In addition to the film, Process Media will partner with the BAFTA-nominated entertainment studio entertainment studio, iNK Stories, to develop a Road Rage video game—providing an interactive experience in which audiences can participate in the expanded story world.“I’d wanted to work with Michael Rooker again since, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, but we never got the chance.
Finally, I wrote a story that took the genre in a whole new direction,” said McNaughton. “Michael Rooker as Stony; he drives a truck… and kills people.
Stony is the ultimate serial killer… with a twist, and he’s going home now after twenty years to settle a score from the past.”Rooker and Naughton’s career-launching 1986 film, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, followed Henry (Rooker), who upon arriving in Chicago, moved in with ex-con acquaintance Otis (Tom Towles) and started schooling him in the ways of the serial killer.Read more on deadline.com