Oscar-winning effects wizard Tom Woodruff, Jr. and his team Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. are celebrated among the film industry and movie fans alike for their amazing creations for The Terminator, Aliens, Tremors, Starship Troopers, and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films, to name only a few. Now Woodruff is making his feature directing debut with the “demon noir” fantasy thriller Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs – the first in a proposed four-film franchise about a ferocious demon who must battle his own kind to save a young girl.
Created by writing/producing team Brian Lubocki & Michael Hayes, Fire City is being described as "Harry Potter for an adult audience," and the planned feature films are just one aspect of an expanded fantasy world that includes short fiction, comics, and Tarot cards.
Funding for Fire City is still ongoing, and is getting a boost from a Kickstarter campaign which you can learn more about at their official site. While you're there, you can also watch some cool test footage, and learn more about the genesis and history of the production.
But before you go, be sure to check out the team's original short film King of Miseries (starring Stacy Haiduk of True Blood), which introduces you to the Fire City canon and offers an excellent taste of what's to come.