Exclusive: ‘Eureka' Star Neil Grayston on ‘End of the World', the 'Scream' of Disaster Movies


Last week I chatted with Neil Grayston, a genre TV fan-favorite for his portrayal of mild-mannered brainiac Douglas Fargo on Syfy's Eureka (now in its fifth and final season). The actor spoke to me about another upcoming project, End of the World, which he dubbed "the Scream of disaster movies." Find out what Grayston had to say about the film, directed by the I Spit on Your Grave remake's Steven R. Monroe, after the jump.

"I filmed a movie with Greg Grunberg," Neil Grayston told me, "called End of the World, which may or may not be retitled. I'm not sure. But it's a Syfy Original that'll air sometime this year. I'm still waiting to do ADR for that. I assume it will be out before the end of this year because of the whole 2012 thing. I'd heard initially it was going to take six months for all of the effects to be done, so I'm not exactly sure. But I think it will be out this year, and I assume it will be around December… It's the Scream of disaster movies. It's very tongue-in-cheek and very self-referential. It's not a spoof, but it's more of a satire of disaster movies. It's about two video store clerks who have to save the world from imminent disaster with their encyclopedic knowledge of disaster movies. We go on an exciting journey that involves small planes. So it was a lot of fun. It was me and Grunny running around doing a bunch of ad-libbing, basically having a jolly old time. I'm looking forward to that."  

"It doesn't take itself too seriously," added Grayston, "but it's not completely wacky. And Brad Dourif is in it as well."