(D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz in Mauritius. Photo:MCA)
The stars of the Robert Rodriguez directed series coming soon to M-Net EDGE on DStv, D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz, who played the lead role in the new series as the Gecko brothers, roles played by George Clooney and Quinton Tarantino on a popular cult film of the same name are in Mauritius for the 2015 MultiChoice Africa content showcase.
The duo discussed their love for the original From Dusk Till Dawn film, and paid tribute to director Robert Rodriguez for his vision and ability to bring a fresh perspective to a 20 year-old film, on the small screen.
‘The series is really giving us the chance to re-establish the characters on TV,’ said Holtz. ‘The first season sees a retelling of the origin story, but it also opens up more avenues for other stories to be told, showing the characters in a new light’. Cotrona said he was a big fan of the film and held it close to his heart as a fan. ‘Anytime you’re a fan of something you feel protective of it, and you don’t want anyone to mess with it. Luckily we’re working with the talented, original director and playing characters written by Quinton Tarantino, which is a dream come true for me,’ he said.
Asked about the process of bringing the series to life, Cotrona revealed that a large part of the production value is down to director Robert Rodriguez’ ability to work on a shoestring budget. ‘Robert made his first film, El Mariachi, for $7 000, which he helped raise by volunteering to take experimental medicines in University studies!’ he said. ‘We don’t have a massive budget for the series, but what we get on the screen belies that. Robert shows that you don’t need a lot of money …Read More
Source:: The NET