Alain DesRochers to direct The Rising

by Rob Caprilozzi

THR reports that Alain DesRochers has come aboard to direct The Rising, a jungle action vampire movie being made by Millennium/Nu Image. The company picked up the project as a spec from Paul Sloan last year. The script is described as having been inspired by pulp heroes Doc Savage and Tarzan and revolves around a team of mercenaries whose search for a missing person in the jungles of Cambodia becomes a descent into the heart of darkness as they confront the dark force of a vampire. Richard Salvatore and Bryan Brucks are producing. French director DesRochers might be best known for helming and co-writing the 2007 French-Canadian actioner Nitro. The movie had the distinction of beating out, in Quebec, such studio fare as Live Free or Die Hard and Ratatouille.

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