Extras sought for ‘Hogzilla’ horror flick

ALAPAHA, Ga. – Hogzilla, a near-mythical monster hog that roamed south Georgia, is about to get a little bigger.

An independent filmmaker is producing a horror movie about the super swine called “The Legend of Hogzilla,” and has even enlisted the beast’s killer on the set as an adviser.

“He’s our hog expert,” producer Rick Trimm said of guide Chris Griffin, who shot the huge porker in 2004 at a hunting preserve.

Photographs of the hog hanging from a backhoe were sent around the world, and the town of Alapaha 180 miles south of Atlanta quickly adopted Hogzilla as its own, even launching a parade in the pig’s honor.

A National Geographic team confirmed the pig’s existence in 2005 after exhuming the behemoth’s remains. While the experts said the hog didn’t exactly live up to the hype – local hunters said the pig was 12 feet long and weighed 1,000 pounds – they still discovered a mighty big hog. They estimated it weighed around 800 pounds and was probably about 8 feet long.

Lithium Productions says the production will need 200 locals for extras and is holding tryouts next month.

“We don’t need professional actors,” Trimm said. “We need real people who are interested in the movie.”

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