In a bit of a sad turn of events we’re sorry to report that director Josh Vargas has vacated the director’s seat on the long talked about remake of Don’t Look in the Basement. Yep, that’s the bad news. The good? As of now the project is still very much happening.
According to Vargas, “Due to certain circumstances, and much to my regret, I am resigning from my position as Director of the “Don’t Look In The Basement” remake. With the Producers postponing principal photography until May, as well as a few other circumstances, certain prior commitments within that specified time frame have forced me to make this decision, which is not one that I haven’t made lightly. To my knowledge, “Basement” is still slated to shoot in May, with Parrish Randall serving as director. We discussed a new option for the script, so it will remain intact, I will still serve as the writer, just nothing outside of that. The prior commitment, however is a film I’m very passionate about, even more than “Basement,” and one that I can’t back away from nor could I postpone it. I was very much looking forward to working with the AMAZING cast Parrish put together for “Basement,”….from Judy O’Dea, to Kelly Moroney, to Tim Sullivan, to Tyler Tackett, but Parrish and I always saw eye to eye on the way the remake should be shot and I have 100% faith in him as a director and I wish them all the best.”
Sad, but hey, shit happens, ya know? Hopefully this won’t be the last we hear of this truly promising project.
Young nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the “Stevens Sanitarium and Home for the Mentally Ill” after accepting a job offer from the Sanitarium’s head doctor, Dr. Roy Stevens, who is known for his unorthodox methods of treating the mentally insane. Upon arrival, she is greeted with a stunning revelation: Dr. Stevens and the majority of the staff have been murdered by one of the patients, and the Sanitarium itself is on the brink of takeover. The only remaining staff member, Dr. Geraldine Masters, has resumed control of the Sanitarium but can hardly remain in control of the patients, who are all forgotten members of society deemed “hopelessly” damaged psychologically. Willing to assist Dr. Masters with the task of keeping the patients under control, she begins to get to know each of the patients and grows particularly fond of a child-like man named Sam.
As she continues to befriend Sam, strange things begin to occur, and Charlotte soon realizes things may not be as the appear, and the sense of grave danger becomes imminent.
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