Exclusive : Species 2 helmer bringing The Hidden to the big screen

Exclusive : Species 2 helmer bringing The Hidden to the big screen

Morning from London.

Director Peter Medak (”Species 2”, ”Romeo is Bleeding”) is attached to direct ”Cracked”, a screenplay by British horror author Sarah Pinborough, based on her amazing novel ”The Hidden”.

The story tells of a young amnesiac woman who is the main suspect in a series of gruesome murders, however the true killers aren’t from this world – and it’s her they’re coming after.

The picture is produced by Ray Marshall and Matt Marshall of Festival Film and Television’s new horror offshoot, Blind Monkey Pictures, with Festival co-producing. A theatrical release is planned for the picture.

“We’re obviously really excited to have Peter Medak on board Cracked”, says producer Ray Marshall. “We know he will bring something very special to the project.”

“Cracked” is the first of a slate of horror films for Blind Monkey Pictures, which will be announced in due course, but which include an adaptation of British horror writer Adam Nevill’s “Apartment 16″, Simon Rumley’s “The Cherished One”; and an adaptation of 21st century Gothic novel, “The Possessions of Doctor Forrest”.

Medak, the Hungarian-born director whose big break in film was with MCA Universal in the ’60s where he was signed to direct telemovies, made his feature debut with Para’s “Negatives” in 1968. Aside from the “Species” sequel, his most notable work includes “The Changeling” (1980), “The Krays” (1990), and “The Feast of All Saints” (2001). In recent years he has directed some of the best TV around, including “Carnivale”, “Breaking Bad” and “House”.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

More in Exclusives


Cher & Miley Cyrus tapped for Backstreet Boys’ horror flick

Editorial StaffJul 22, 2015

Exclusive : Uma Thurman trapped in The Well

Editorial StaffJun 30, 2015

Exclusive: Halloween reboot in the works

AshJun 13, 2015

Exclusive : Dean Cain talks Supergirl

Mike SmithJun 12, 2015

Exclusive : Clip from The Rumperbutts

Editorial StaffMay 28, 2015

Exclusive : 10 Things we know about Fuller House

ClintMay 27, 2015

Exclusive : Looks like Duchovny’s doing Twin Peaks, too!

ClintMay 26, 2015

Exclusive : Steve Jobs looking for Dad

ClintDec 22, 2014

Exclusive : The Mule Posters

ClintNov 6, 2014