Actors Jeff Parazzo and Kevin Duhaney, who previously starred on the hit children’s TV series “Power Rangers DinoThunder,” are announcing a new horror comedy feature film that answers the question: when egos clash, how far will ex TV superheroes go to save themselves and the fans around them?
The movie is not yet titled, but follows the story of former TV superheroes – known as The Peace Warriors – who attend a Comic-Con-like fan convention that takes a horrific turn when people start to end up dead. The superhero actors, with help from others, must decide if they have what it takes to become real-life heroes and save the day.
“It’s Fictitious Superheroes cast meets Fanboys/Girls meets chaos,” said Parazzo, who played the White DinoThunder Ranger also known as Trent Fernandez. “Fans can expect to see laughs, lots of blood and a few surprises.”
Of his role, Parazzo says, “I play one of the ex Peace Warriors from a hit superhero show who is dragged to the convention where he must interact and navigate with people he likes and dislikes. When things start to go crazy, he is forced into making a choice.”
Duhaney, who played the Blue DinoThunder Ranger/Ethan James, and acted in the hit movies “Half Baked,” “Honey” and “Four Brothers,” said, “Jeff and I have known each other for a long time, meeting on the set of Power Rangers DinoThunder. We instantly had a chemistry on set, which continued as friends after. This past year, Jeff approached me with a script idea he was working on loosely based on our experiences attending conventions and seeing first hand just how passionate the fans can be. We immediately joined forces to develop this story into a fun, ensemble piece that will be exciting for everyone to watch.”
Also starring are Angela Basharah (“Lost Girl Bitten”) and Justin Tensen (“The Animal Project”). Parazzo and Duhaney wrote the script and are co-producing. Directors are circling the project and an official announcement is forthcoming.
Parazzo said the movie will feature a few surprise cast members that will be revealed when it releases. Shooting is scheduled for late summer 2015 with screenings at select Comic-Cons thereafter, which will be followed by pay-per-view and DVD releases.
Acting in film and television since 2002, Parazzo has appeared in many leading and featured roles including in New Line Cinema’s “Shoot ‘Em Up” starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci, the Canadian Film Centre’s experimental drama “Late Fragment” with Lauren Lee Smith (“Trick ‘r Treat”) and Peter MacNeill (“A History of Violence”) and New Real Films’ award-winning feature drama “Sugar.”
Parazzo’s short filmography includes includes the 2011 drama, “Black Cadillacs,” with Shannon Barnett (“The Vow”), PJ Lazic (“Max Payne”) and Tamsen McDonough (“The Incredible Hulk”) and the 2006 short “When the Night Meets the Sun,” directed by the Canadian Filmmaker Festival award winner Jessica Manchester and co-starring Kristina Pesic (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”).
A native of Toronto, Parazzo has acted in many critical roles on television including in Reel One Entertainment’s “24 Hour Rental,” USA Network’s “Suits” starring Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht, the Primetime Emmy nominated “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” The CW’s Primetime Emmy nominated “Nikita,” starring Maggie Q, CBS’ 23-time award-winning crime drama, “Flashpoint,” ABC Family’s “Samurai Girl,” Lifetime’s “1-800-MISSING” starring Vivica A. Fox, Tribune Entertainment’s “Adventure Inc.” and Showtime’s award-winning drama series, “Queer As Folk.”