Director Ron Morales seems to have hit the nail on the head with his sophomore effort GRACELAND. Most of Morales’ experience comes from working as a grip on such films as SPIDER-MAN 3, THE DEPARTED, and LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. He did direct one feature film, the poorly received SANTA MESA in 2008. Luckily, his latest film GRACELAND is generating a lot more positive buzz. GRACELAND sees a mild mannered chauffeur chase down the people who accidentally kidnapped his daughter, instead of the daughter of his corrupt boss. In a post TAKEN world, and the trailer for EDEN also showing today, kidnappings are all the rage. Fortunately, it seems as though GRACELAND is aiming for the emotional aspects of such a terrible occurence, as well as sounding reminiscent to Akira Kurosawa’s classic HIGH & LOW.
GRACELAND will hit theatres this spring (according to the poster). It stars Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido De La Paz, Leon Miguel, and Ella Guevara.
Source: Imp Awards