Actor-producer Danny Trejo has formed Starburst production company and lined up black comedy “Devil’s Punchbowl” as its first project.
“Punchbowl,” based on a script by Matt Flynn, focuses on a troubled teacher in a small town whose wife and high school students mysteriously disappear in a high desert park. The story will delve into the demonic history of the town and its inhabitants.
Davis in the mix
“Devil’s Punchbowl” will be executive produced by Davis Entertainment and co-produced by Flynn and Jericho Entertainment’s Josh Silver and Joshua Kesselman.
Trejo, whose acting credits include “Heat,” “Six Days Seven Nights,” “Con Air” and “Reindeer Games,” recently finished acting in Dimension’s “Spy Kids” and is about to appear in Castle Rock’s “Salton Sea” with Val Kilmer. He made his first move into producing with “The Animal Factory,” directed by Steve Buscemi and starring Willem Dafoe and Ed Furlong with Franchise Pictures producing.
Trejo plans to use independent equity to attach Starburst to projects, then bring those to other entities for further financing. Other projects in development include action-adventure “Desert Burn” and “Winnabago,” an adventure set in the 1970s surf scene of California and Mexico, to be directed by Nick James.
Trejo and Flynn are repped by attorney Gloria Hinojosa of Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier.