Jason Trost

Fans of the Saw series know the scenario well: a group of regular individuals fighting to survive the deadly traps of a madman. It’s paid off quite well for Lions Gate Entertainment‘s last seven films, but what happens when the madman & his traps are being used against super powered heroes?

That’s the premise for All Superheroes Must Die, the latest film from Image Entertainment and Jason Trost, the co-writer/director and star of the independent hit The FP..

When four super heroes awake in an abandoned town, they find themselves at the mercy of their abductor and Arch Nemesis, Rickshaw, played by Dexter‘s James Remar. Stripped of their powers, the heroes — including Trost and X-Men: First ClassLucas Till — must compete in a series of deadly challenges in a race against the clock to not only save the lives of the innocent civilians, but also their own.

Take a look at the trailer, from back when it was still called “VS”, after the jump.

Being able to get Remar and Till on the cast for a film shot with a budget of less then a million dollars shows that at least some people think this film has what it take to be a hit, myself included. Hopefully audiences will see it that way too when All Superheroes Must Die is released in video on demand Jan. 1st, 2013, with a limited theatrical release a few days later on Jan. 4th.

Source: Bleeding Cool 

Take equal parts ‘real life superhero’ (think Kick-Ass or Rainn Wilson in “Super”) and pyscho creepy mastermind killer such as Jigsaw from the SAW line of torture porn, what do you get? Jason Trost‘s “Vs.”, hitting the (relatively) big screen in a few weeks at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. In it, there is this ‘totally not Jigsaw so please don’t sue us’ psycho killer named Rick Shaw (see? mostly different letters) played by Dexter’s dad James Remar.

Rick Shaw really hates generic cosplayers and wants to kill them. He also wants to kill random civilians. He makes elaborate traps and impossible to win games. Lucas Till (Havok from X-MEN FIRST CLASS) stars as one of the cosplayers.

It looks… interesting? My gut tells me it’s either completely awesome or eye gougingly bad. Anyone want to road trip it to Toronto and see it sometime between October 20th and 27th? I have snacks and a new mix tape.

Check out the trailer, what do YOU think?

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