From the press release:
KINCAID, KENTUCKY, June 22, 2017 – Aviron Pictures and The Fyzz Facility Pictures announced today that principal photography on STRANGERS, a horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS, has begun in Northern Kentucky. The film is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 METERS DOWN) from a script written by Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS) and Ben Ketai (THE FOREST). The film stars Emmy Award® nominated Christina Hendricks (“MAD MEN”), Martin Henderson (THE RING), Bailee Madison (“ONCE UPON A TIME”) and Lewis Pullman (AFTERMATH). The Fyzz Facility’s James Harris, Mark Lane, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will produce. The Fyzz are also fully financing. Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy, who produced THE STRANGERS, will serve as Executive Producer. Jon D. Wagner serves as line producer. BLOOM is handling international sales.
In STRANGERS, a family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.
“I’m honored to get to bring a fresh perspective to the terrifying concept depicted in THE STRANGERS, this time with a whole family in isolation fighting together for survival,” says director Roberts. “We’re excited to bring our masked villains to a whole new generation and hope that fans of the original will welcome seeing them terrorize unsuspecting innocents once again – but this time in a trailer park.”
Joining Roberts on the film is director of photography Ryan Samul (COLD IN JULY), production designer Freddy Waff (BONE TOMAHAWK) and costume designer Carla Shivener (“CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR”).
Johannes Roberts is repped by CAA.
By Jason “Fozzie” Nelson
Last month the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi was released to middling reviews and minimal box office. While the film itself holds very little interest to horror fans specifically a trailer attached to the film has fans buzzing, including, and possibly most of all, yours truly. The trailer shows a trio of people living in a subterranean bunker and entertaining themselves with games and music. Slowly the music becomes more sinister as we discover that the female of the trio is being held against her will and attempts an escape. When she finally reaches the door to freedom we are shown that the world isn’t as she suspected and something horrible has befallen the earth. Certainly an interesting concept but the most interesting thing of all was when the title appeared first displaying the word we have all been waiting to see again nigh on 8 years, Cloverfield before the rest of the title comes into view displaying the film’s full title, 10 Cloverfield Lane, at which point the Internet went INSANE!
While little is known about the new film’s connection to the 2008 juggernaut about a giant creature rampaging through Manhattan, one thing is certain: Internet sleuths are hot on the case to find out more. Luckily we won’t have to wait too long since the film is scheduled for release on March 11th of this year. There is a lot to investigate and deduce from the short trailer, and some viral marketing to parse through, but let’s put that aside for the moment and talk about the film that started it all to understand the origin of the monster, affectionately referred to as Clovie by those in the know.
The writer of Cloverfield, Drew Goddard, explicitly… Continue reading