New Details on Lucky Mckee’s Offspring Sequel The Woman

We’ve yet to see a really kickass film adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s work, but if there’s any one young filmmaker out there who stands a chance of delivering the goods, it’s Lucky McKee (May). A couple of months ago we reported that McKee was re-teaming with Angela Bettis to bring us the sequel to Ketchum’s Offspring called The Woman, and now finally a bit more has come to light regarding the project.

Joining Bettis on the film will be Sean Bridgers (“Justified”, “Bones”, “Deadwood”) and Pollyanna McIntosh. “THE WOMAN is based on the upcoming collaborative novel by Lucky McKee and award-winning horror author Jack Ketchum, dubbed “the scariest guy in America” by Stephen King. The hardcover edition will be published by Bloodletting Press in January 2011. The character of “The Woman” comes from the film OFFSPRING, also based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, which was released on by Lionsgate/Ghosthouse Underground on October 6th, 2009.

Following the successful adaptations of his other novels, such as THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, THE WOMAN is the fifth Ketchum novel to be adapted into a feature film.”

Dig on the official plot crunch below.

The Woman is the last surviving member of a feral clan that has roamed the Northeast Coast for decades. When the last of her family is killed in a battle with the police, The Woman finds herself alone, severely wounded and vulnerable. Unfortunately, she is now a far too easy prey for local hunter, successful country lawyer and seriously disturbed family man Christopher Cleek. With his twisted set of ideals, Cleek decides to embark upon a deranged project – to capture her and “break” The Woman – a decision that will soon threaten the lives of Cleek, his family and The Woman.

New Details on Lucky Mckee's Offspring Sequel The Woman

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  • Vanvance1

    I liked ‘The Girl Next Door’ and thought it did the book justice.

    I thought ‘May’ was massively overrated and most likely to appeal to unimaginative women who never grew out of the goth/Bettie page thing.

    • Messiahman

      Don’t remotely agree on MAY being overrated. It’s one of the most unique, unsettling horror films of recent years and a genuinely thoughtful, startling debut film that presents multiple themes, layered character work and stellar acting. Also don’t really understand the goth/Betty Page comparison as neither the film nor its lead character are remotely presented as “goth” or “hip.” Indeed, it actively ridicules that notion. MAY is pretty much the opposite of what’s embraced by the Hot Topic crowd. Rather, it’s a pitch-black character study of a severely disturbed young woman (Bettis is superb) trying to get by in the world after being utterly damaged by her upbringing. When she finally meets someone with whom she feels an emotional connection, he turns out to be a posing hipster who’s only interested in “cool” weirdness. His rebuke of her, combined with being swatted away by anyone else with whom she tries to connect, sends her into a spiral of madness that climaxes in a breathtakingly demented final shot that is completely earned. It’s a truly subversive horror film that also works in some exceptional moments of black comedy. There’s nothing else like it out there.

      Lucky McKee knocked it out of the park with that one. It’s a smart, twisted film that actually has something to say about interpersonal connection and the human condition. There’s nothing unimaginative about it.

      As a guy who’s been studiously viewing horror films since the mid-70s, I found it a breath of fresh air, and I’m now interested in anything with McKee’s name attached. Can’t wait for THE WOMAN!

  • James Coker

    I won’t get my hopes high about this, everytime i hear that mcgee is going to be directing a new movie he always drops out, probrably going to drop out of this one too