I like the genre a lot,” Nemec said in an interview with Sci Fi Wire. “I enjoy doing films and television in the genre, and I also enjoy action-adventure, because that’s a lot of fun for me as an actor.
“When I initially read it, I was very surprised at the character development that was in the script and the character relationships. I thought that it was well done. And the fact that it was done in World War II was very cool to me. That sounded like a lot of fun, to go into a period piece that was also an action-adventure story, and also in the genre.”
Fans of Nemec will appreciate the inside joke of having a character named “Parker Lewis.” “I’d like to think I have a decent sense of humor,” he said, “so I was like, ‘That’s cool. I don’t care.’ And I think it’s pretty funny.”
The film was directed by David Flores and filmed in Bulgaria.
“SS Doomtrooper” premieres this Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on The SCI FI Channel.
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