Maria Bello (“Prime Suspect”) is in talks to star in the James Wan produced film. Xavier Gens was set to direct but has departed the project. “In the aftermath of a horrific massacre, lead Detective, Mark Lewis, and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect for the brutal murder of five college students. THE EVIL MADE HIM DO IT.” (Bloody Disgusting)
Keri Russell and Daniel Barrett are in talks to star in Dimension and Scott Charles Stewart’s new horror pic about “a 6-year-old boy who’s apparently been “marked” by an alien (living among us) for future abduction.” Russell and Barrett would play the parents. (Bloody Disgusting)
“Limitless” star Bradley Cooper is being courted to star in the Jaume Collet-Serra directed/Brian Helgeland written film. “Cooper would play real-life Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones, albeit a much-younger Jones, well before he had famously “not yet begun to fight” the Brits. After he’s stripped of his British naval commission, Jones is hired by a shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of merchant ships in the North Atlantic, which are used as toothpicks by a giant squid.” (Vulture)
A new spoiler-free clip from one of the most talked about horror movies of the year is online :
“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgaard will star in “Hidden” for Warner Bros, which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. The pic is “an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak.” (Variety)
Amanda Crew, Kevin Dillon, Michael Ironside, Tricia Helfer, Nick Stahl, Brendan Fletcher, Peter Facinelli and Luke Goss will star in Roger ‘Battlefield Earth’ Christian’s new sci-fi/horror film. Says the director, “Our alien entity, which it is, is born on board. This woman gets pregnant and gives birth in a few days. It’s one of those weird things that happens very fast. The thing that’s on board imitates one of the crew members and takes him over…Our familiar character becomes the monster.” (Bloody Disgusting)
Steven C.Miller is directing a remake of the horror classic “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, which Anchor Bay has picked up the distribution rights to. Malcolm McDowell (“Entourage”) is playing the Sheriff who dresses as Santa Claus and gets about causing mayhem. (Variety)
J.J Cohen (“Back to the Future”, “976-EVIL”) has joined the cast of Fleur De Lis Film Studios’ horror pic about a couple of murderous sisters. Also among the cast of the Julia Davis directed pic, Kane Hodder, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Claudia Wells and Brooke Lewis.