We’ve been talking a lot about zombies around HMF lately, and with good reason. George C. Romero, announced “Rise of the Living Dead” and not long after that gave his first casting announcement. Globally known DJ (and one of the people behind Tomorrowland), Dimitri Vegas, would be taking the role of Edmond. Well, thanks to Cameron (George C. Romero) and Dimitri, we have a short interview. So without further waiting, lets get to the interview with Dimitri.
Horror Movie Freaks: What is your favorite Horror Movie?
Dimitri Vegas: Hmm… that’s a tricky one. I grew up in the glorious 80s so there’s just too many to pick from… I think one that made a big impact on me & my brother is ‘Child’s Play’. Especially BEFORE we actually got to see it! Our granddad used to work in one of those old outdoor movie theaters in Greece… and they had a huge Chucky poster hanging. The one with the doll & the scissors… the second one I think – scared the s*** out of us. That poster and watching ‘Critters’ that summer made us look under the bed before going to sleep for months…
HMF: What is your favorite film from the “Living Dead Saga”?
DV: The original stays timeless !!
HMF: You’re known everywhere for being one of the top DJs in the world. How do you think that success and following will move with you into more film work?
DV: Well it’s especially a time-management thing – shooting movies while touring the world… but I’m very dedicated and some very cool parts are about to be announced so it’s all very exciting and new.
HMF: Rise of the Living Dead is your debut in Horror. What can you tell us about your role in Rise as Edmond?
DV: Not too much without getting into trouble haha… but it’s a very cool part and can’t wait to start filming.
HMF: How do you plan to prepare for the role of Edmond?
DV: I always try to get in character as much as I can… which is a very interesting one for this movie
HMF: How does it feel to be the first official cast announced for the film?
DV: It’s a big honor for me. It’s such a legacy to be part of and reactions have been really great – from music-fans to horror-fans so I want to make everyone proud!
HMF: Without revealing too much, what were your initial thoughts when you were approached with this project, before and after reading the script?
DV: It’s really going to surprise people and relaunch the saga in a very exciting way.
HMF: There has been a little bit of backlash by hardcore “Dead” fans about this prequel. Are you a fan of the series? Where do you stand on this topic?
DV: It would be weird if there was no backlash… people always have something to say. It would have been worse if no one spoke about it. It means people care about the property and it’s up to George and us to surprise the haters and deliver a great movie.
HMF: How do you feel you’ll do if a zombie apocalypse broke today? How long do you think you’ll survive and why?
DV: Very good question… Guess it kinda depends where in the world we would be when it happens but it think me & my brother would do fine! Finally gives me a reason to use that huge Game Of Thrones ‘longclaw’ sword I got hanging on the wall…
HMF: For anyone out there who wants to make their way into the worlds of film or music, what words of wisdom do you have to impart?
DV: Dedication is everything… never give up and follow your dreams. It can take a long time to achieve something and there’s never a guarantee to success… but if you don’t pursue it you’ll never know.
Thank you again to Dimitri Vegas for taking the time to sit down and answer a few questions. We at HMF are going to be following “Rise of the Living Dead” very closely, so keep an eye out here for more news on the next installment of the “Living Dead” films we love so dear.