It was revealed today in Cannes that Katee Sackhoff (“Oculus,” “Riddick,” “Battlestar Galactica”) will star in the supernatural horror film “Don’t Knock Twice,” directed by Caradog James and being sold in Cannes by Content Media.
In the vein of “Candyman” meets “The Ring,” “Don’t Knock Twice” is based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.
Caradog James (“The Machine,” “Little White Lies”) is directing “Don’t Knock Twice” from a script by Emmy nominated writing duo Mark Huckerby (“Howl”) and Nick Ostler (“Howl”).
The film is being produced by Red & Black Films’ John Giwa-Amu (“The Machine,” “The Call Up”) and Seymour Films’ Claire Moorsom. Content’s President of Film, Jamie Carmichael, serves as Executive Producer.
Principal photography will commence in July in the UK.
The film marks a re-teaming between Content Media and Caradog James and his award-winning, UK based Red & Black Films production banner. They first partnered together on the cult sci-fi action thriller “The Machine.”
Distributors worldwide will be introduced the project in Cannes by Jamie Carmichael and Content’s Head of Sales, Harry White.
Carmichael said: “Caradog has proven himself to be a very dynamic and innovative director, and clearly Katee brings a ton of experience and credibility to this genre too – they’re going to make a fantastic team.”
“After the worldwide success of ‘The Machine’ we’re excited to be traveling this journey with Content again and thrilled to have landed Katee for our leading lady,” said Giwa-Amu and James.
“Don’t Knock” Twice is financed by Altara, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Content Media.
Katee Sackhoff is represented by Manager Leland LaBarre (Bleu, An Entertainment Company), Lawyer Darren Trattner (Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein) and Agent Sheila Wenzel (Innovative Artists).