CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Miko Lee Productions, in association with London Gunn Productions, has completed principal photography on the adult movie of the year, Spartacus XXX. The powerhouse production, based on the cable TV miniseries, will be released through Wicked Pictures.
"This is not a parody. We're not making fun of the series; quite the opposite. This is a very serious film." Lee said. "We have a very high-end budget so that we can bring you not only great sex but an outstanding story as well."
Spartacus XXX is the brainchild of Marcus London, who directed from his own script. The extensive cast includes Tommy Gunn, Tony DeSergio, Brad Armstrong, Nacho Vidal, Gracie Glam, Devon Lee, India Summer, Andy San Dimas, Jenna Presley, Tanya Tate, Prinzzess, Nicole Aniston, Charley Chase, Nikki Daniels, Carina Roman, Melanie Rios, Ben English, Jack Lawrence, Kyle Stone, Eric Masterson, Jack Vegas, and newcomer Lucas Stone as Doctore. Miko Lee Productions owner Miko Lee is the Executive Producer, and also appears in a dream sequence as an exotic Asian seductress.
“It's not as farfetched as you may think,” Lee said. “Asian cultures go as far back as the Romans do. We are taking a little dramatic license, but it's not totally off the wall.”
Spartacus XXX was shot using costumes and sets hand-crafted by Tommy Gunn and Marcus London.
"We were looking for authenticity," London said. "In the costumes, in the sets, in the fighting. We have a stunt coordinator coming in from Toronto, Paul Rapovski, to help us choreograph the fights. And we are also using mainstream high-speed cameras to capture the intensity of this production."
Gunn agreed on the importance of the rustic, hand-crafted look in the sets and costumes.
"When you want something done right, you do it yourself, and we do it all ourselves, from the ground up," Gunn said, waving his cut, blistered and bruised hands. "Nobody can deny our devotion and it comes from wanting to be better, inside, individually. It's not for the money, it's for the payoff of knowing you bled and sweated and even cried during the passionate process of the journey.
"I encourage our fellow industry brothers to do the same... I almost dare you to do better!"
Spartacus XXX had a 7-day shooting schedule over a period of two weeks. Release is planned by September 15th, in time for AVN awards consideration.
For more information, contact Kevin Lee.