The Black Demon thriller is set to double Dominican Republic for Mexico

The Dominican Republic is a hot emerging filming territory


By Melissa Kasule 10 Nov 2021

The Black Demon thriller is set to double Dominican Republic for Mexico
Josh Lucas. Credit: Luis Mora

Rambo: Last Blood director Adrian Grünberg's survival thriller The Black Demon is set to film in the Dominican Republic in December doubling the Caribbean country for Mexico.

Josh Lucas (Poseidon, Ford v Ferrari) plays oilman Paul Sturges who takes his family on vacation to Bahia Azul only to discover the locals are nowhere to be found and instead a massive megalodon known as the Black Demon emerges from the sea.  

The film is produced by Silk Mass' Jon Silk, R.U. Robot’s Petr Jákl, and Javier Chapa at Los Angeles-based indie Mucho Mas Media who formed a partnership with Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings on whose comic, Attack At Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale, this film is based.  

Highland Film Group co-financed the picture and is representing worldwide rights to the movie.

The movie is executive produced by Mucho Mas’s Phillip Braun, Simon Wise, Bruce Barshop, Vincent Cordero, Highland Film Group’s Delphine Perrier, Arianne Fraser, and Henry Winterstern, The Avenue’s JJ Caruth and R.U. Robot’s Martin J. Barab. The Avenue and R.U. Robot are on board for financing.

Other productions that have filmed in the Dominican Republic recently include: Lionsgate’s Arthur The King, starring Mark Wahlberg, and Shotgun Wedding, directed by Jason Moore and starring Jennifer Lopez; Paramount Pictures’ The Lost City Of D, starring Sandra Bullock; Amazon Prime series Boundless and Netflix's South Korean series Suriname.

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