Welcome To Purgatory: Renamed Dark Ascension

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Welcome To Purgatory The Movie 13 May 2015
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Dark Ascension, formerly Welcome To Purgatory has a tentative 2017 release date.

The content below is from the site's archived pages and other outside sources.

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Synopsis

Welcome To Purgatory follows three new arrivals, Willis, Taylor, and Danni as they navigate this fresh vision of the afterlife helped along the way by trusty guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between good and evil. All the rules have been broken, both pain and pleasure can be experience, and death here may not be final, but t leads directly to the seventh circle of hell, Lucifer’s very own domain. And they must find a way to make things right, before heaven is ruined for the rest of time.

After a group of fallen angels attack, heaven is destroyed. Archangel Raphael protector of heaven makes it his personal mission to destroy hell which he promptly does. Heaven and Hell are now both destroyed, letting loose all the angels, saints, souls, and demons, hellish and heavenly creatures to run free within the middle ground.

With Purgatory being in such disarray, Willis, Taylor, and Danni, Guardian Paul, and refugee Nina go in search of the elusive holy temple for protection. But many challenges lie ahead and before they can reach refuge…..

 



Published on Oct 28, 2014
First teaser trailer for director Gene Fallaize's upcoming fantasy epic 'Welcome To Purgatory', originally screened to the audience at MCM London Comic Con during a panel presentation in October 2014.

Press Releases

Aug 11, 2014

Peter Stomare Joins Welcome To Purgatory

He'll be a fallen angel

With Bruce Campbell already cast, upcoming fantasy film Welcome To Purgatory is upping its quotient of people who make movies more fun simply by showing up. Peter Stomare is the latest recruit, signing on to play fallen angel Lucius.

The story follows three new arrivals in Purgatory who must find their way around the afterlife with the help of St. Paul. Unfortunately for them, the gates separating heaven and hell have been broken, leaving the world of angels and demons in ruins. Soon, our heroes are tasked with putting things right to avert a war between God’s celestial hosts and Satan’s devilish army.

Lucius, as you might expect, is the one aiming to bring about the hellish madness. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch for Stormare, who previously played Lucifer himself in Constantine and who therefore has devilish previous.

Gene Fallaize is preparing to crank the cameras at Pinewood Studios in London, working from a script by Marcus Ako and Tony Cook. The Inbetweeners’ James Buckley is set to star alongside Jillian Murray, Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran and Stephen Marcus, while the film itself is targeting a 2015 release date

 

MovieScope Press Releases

 

EDITORIAL JUNE 18, 2014

Jillian Murray Joins Purgatory Cast

London-based Cupsogue Pictures have announced that US actress Jillian Murray (Bad Ass, Never Back Down 2) will join the cast of Welcome to Purgatory, their upcoming action/fantasy feature scheduled to shoot at Pinewood Studios later this year with British filmmaker, Gene Fallaize directing.

Murray will star as ‘Danni’, a young woman who suffers an untimely death after an accident and arrives in an afterlife in the midst of war, and joins a cast that currently includes Nathan Jones (Troy, Mad Max: Fury Road), Jack O’Halloran (Superman, King Kong), Tory Kittles (Olympus Has Fallen, Next) and Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Quills).

Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor and Danni – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between Good and Evil. All the rules of the Afterlife have been broken, and they must find a way to make things right, before Heaven is ruined for the rest of time.

Scott Spiegel, Tony Cook and Victoria Fallaize will produce for Cupsogue Pictures from a script by Tony Cook, Gene Fallaize and Marcus Ako.

 

FEATURED AUGUST 20, 2013

Scott Spiegel To Exec-Produce Welcome To Purgatory

Following on from last week’s casting news, Cupsogue Pictures have announced that Scott Spiegel is to come on board as executive producer for fantasy epic Welcome to Purgatory.

Spiegel is best known for co-writing Evil Dead II with Sam Raimi, producing Hostel for Eli Roth and directing Hostel: Part III. He is also a close collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, who credits Spiegel with helping him establish his filmmaking career.

Welcome to Purgatory, which follows three souls attempting to bring peace to the Afterlife amidst a growing war between Good and Evil, will shoot at Pinewood Studios later this year, for release in 2014.  Tony Cook and Gene Fallaize will produce for Cupsogue Pictures.

 

FEATURED AUGUST 15, 2013

Nathan Jones Joins Welcome To Purgatory

Cupsogue Pictures have announced that Nathan Jones (Troy, Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max) will star in Gene Fallaize’s upcoming fantasy epic Welcome to Purgatory.

Welcome to Purgatory tells of three people who arrive in the Afterlife, only to find it lying in ruins amidst a war between Good and Evil. With all the normal rules of the Afterlife lying in tatters, the three must make things right if they are to avoid the Seventh Circle of Hell and restore the true beauty of Heaven before it is destroyed for all eternity.

Written by Marcus Ako, Tony Cook and Gene Fallaize, Welcome to Purgatory is due to start filming at Pinewood Studios in late 2013, with a theatrical release planned for 2014.

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2015 TWEETS

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  13 May 2015

THIS PAGE WILL BE CLOSING SHORTLY: THE FILM HAS A NEW TITLE 'DARK ASCENSION' please follow on Dark Ascension...

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  30 Jan 2015

PRODUCTION NEWS: Sean Young (Blade Runner, Ace Ventura), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  30 Jan 2015

Not long now, we will be announcing our THREE new #WelcomeToPurgatory cast members within the next two hours!

 

2014 TWEETS

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  25 Sep 2014

The cast and crew of upcoming action/fantasy epic ‘Welcome To Purgatory’ are pleased to announce that they will...

 

 Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  29 Aug 2014

a HUGE cast announcement will be made in 6 weeks at MCM Expo London Comic Con, we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  21 Aug 2014

A massive happy birthday, to a massive man! @MinMeLOL

Welcome To Purgatory Retweeted

 

 Tony C ‏@TonyC86  21 Aug 2014

Happy birthday mate @MinMeLOL , have a good one!

 

 Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  21 Aug 2014

A massive happy birthday to a massive man! Happy birthday Nathan Jones (Official)!

   

 Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  19 Aug 2014

We will be doing an announcement/ Q&A signing at MCM Expo London Comic Con in October, hopefully see you there!

 

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 Empire Magazine ‏@empiremagazine  11 Aug 2014

Peter Stomare joins fantasy film Welcome To Purgatory: http://bit.ly/1pocCyB

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  11 Aug 2014

We are over the moon to announce that PETER STORMARE will be joining the cast of #WelcometoPurgatory

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  11 Aug 2014

We have a HUGE cast announcement for #WelcometoPurgatory coming in the next few hours... we couldn't be any happier right now!!!

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  29 Jul 2014

#WelcometoPurgatory Bruce Campbell and James Buckley!

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 Gene Fallaize ‏@GeneFallaize  28 Jul 2014

Wow, things really lit up for #WelcomeToPurgatory today! Every electronic device I own has been going crazy!

 

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 Gene Fallaize ‏@GeneFallaize  28 Jul 2014

Thanks to everyone for all your lovely messages today! We're delighted, but trust me, there is MUCH more to come yet! #WelcomeToPurgatory

 

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 Gene Fallaize ‏@GeneFallaize  28 Jul 2014

Bruce Campbell Heads Into the Afterlife in Welcome to Purgatory http://shop.pe/MV1ikT  via @dreadcentral

 

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 Gene Fallaize ‏@GeneFallaize  28 Jul 2014

@GroovyBruce Hey Bruce! Great to have you on the #WelcomeToPurgatory team! @CupsoguePics @WTP_TheMovie

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  19 Oct 2014

Are you excited about our HUGE cast announcement on Saturday at MCM Expo London Comic Con?

2013 TWEETS

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  13 Nov 2013

Great photo of our Exec Producer with other Hollywood greats! @Rodriguez #QuentinTarantino #FrankDarabont #Spiegel

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Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  2 Nov 2013

Welcome to Purgatory's new home with Tony C working as a reference point for our Exec Producer Scott Spiegel

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  2 Nov 2013

The inside water tank, it is extraordinary what they can achieve there. It is also heated which was a selling..

 

Welcome To Purgatory ‏@WTP_TheMovie  2 Nov 2013

The Richard Attenborough stage, huge space, use the fire doors for referen

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