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    Axel Braun's The Possession of Mrs. Hyde

    https://avn.com/business/articles/vi...rs-783418.html

    LOS ANGELES—AVN Hall of Fame director Axel Braun has made his name throghout most of the past decade on porn parodies, but today he announced that he is about to start production on an original feature for Wicked Pictures, The Possession of Mrs. Hyde, his first since 2003's mutiple AVN Award-winning film Compulsion.

    “I’ve actually been wanting to shoot an original feature for a while,” Braun said. “Somehow the timing was never right, and when it came to big productions I ended up prioritizing my passion for parodies, but when I realized that the last feature I shot was in 2003 I decided 15 years was such a landmark anniversary that it was now or never!"

    With an intricate and suspenseful screenplay written in collaboration with his late father, Golden Age adult auteur Lasse Braun (Sensations, American Desire), and his 25-year-old son, director Rikki Braun (Exposed), Axel's long-planned passion project will be shot with two ARRI Alexa digital cameras, which Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins described as having better tonal range, color spaces and latitude than film cameras.

    “I’ve always been a film fanatic,” said Braun. “Being able to finally achieve the look and feel of film with a digital camera is just fantastic, and I can’t think of a better project to use the Alexa on than this one."

    In making his announcement, Braun, who currently graces the cover of the June issue of AVN Magazine, stated his goal was to go back to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and expand its narrative, answer some questions, and also stay true to the spirit of the characters in a way that movies never did. “In the book, Hyde was a man whose features were quite different from those of Jekyll, but they were not those of a monster, as always depicted in movies. In fact, when describing him, Stevenson wrote: 'He’s quite younger, slim, and quick-footed. An extraordinary-looking man, and yet I can name nothing out of the way.'"

    To do justice to Stevenson's original vision, two different actors have been cast in the roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with adult legend Tom Byron coming out of retirement to play Jekyll, and Braun’s favorite Seth Gamble taking on the coveted role of Mr. Hyde. The two of them famously played Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars XXX, one of the highest-selling adult DVDs in history, for which Byron received a Best Supporting Actor AVN Award.
    Tom Byron! There's more cast announcements in the linked article, including Charlotte Stokely. Braun was just on Holly Randall's great podcast talking about this. Couldn't care less about the parody movies but its nice to know something like this can still get greenlit.
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    Yeah, the parody movies are mostly awful but this sounds interesting.
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    Vortice Mortale - The Lost Highway of Horror and Cult Film

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    Interesting to see Tom Byron in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Yeah, the parody movies are mostly awful but this sounds interesting.
    Aren't his parodies just 99.9% porn & 0.000000000000000000000000001% plot just to get characters from one place to another 🤔

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