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Proposed RKO Remake Has New Title and New Life

It’s been over a year since last we talked about the Highland Film Group’s proposed remake of the RKO classic I Walked with a Zombie, but man, how times and things concerning the project have changed.

Adam Marcus, who was once attached to direct the film now known as The Plantation, is out of the picture, and according to the Highland Film Group’s website both Liv Tyler (The Strangers) and Gary Oldman (Dracula, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) have expressed interest in starring. Ted Hartley and Twisted Pictures’ Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Carl Mazzocone are still signed on to produce.

Check out some early teaser art and the plot crunch below.

Synopsis
Betsy, a young haunted school teacher, is running from her past. She accepts the generous offer from Mr. Theroux, agreeing to home-school his children while living with them in their idyllic family plantation.

Betsy quickly embraces the children and earns their trust but questions their strange, distant behavior. Soon she uncovers a dark family secret and suspects that Mr. Theroux may have harmed his own children.

Betsy must navigate through Voodoo mythology, ritual curses, and other security measures put in place by Mr. Theroux to prevent his kids from leaving the isolated plantation. To rescue the children, she must risk her life in order to escape the supernatural evil that surrounds them all.

Proposed RKO Remake Has New Title and New Life

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