Day 2 of the 2012 American Film Market is winding down, and we have some artwork to share from four upcoming projects: Daniel Stamm’s psychological thriller The Darkness, Troma’s Return to Nuke “Em High, found footage sci-fi tale Project Blue Book, and survival thriller Satanic.
The Darkness: Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in The Last Exorcism director Stamm’s The Darkness. She portrays an American student looking after her tutor’s two children in a remote English manor house. She soon comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted when their lives are threatened by mysterious events. Megan Holley penned the script. Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino and Management 360’s Ben Forkner produce while genre-specialty banner XYZ Films, whose Gareth Evans helmer The Raid was a huge success, is executive producer.
Return to Nuke ‘em High: Produced in association with STARZ Media, Return to Nuke ‘em High is a satirical sci-fi comedy concerning idealistic students, overcoming bullying, and love triumphing over prejudice. The themes are in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, seen through the unique vision of the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into hideous Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers-bloggers, must fight not only mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world?
Project Blue Book: The one is already in post-production from producers Lawrence Bender and Mike Fleiss. It was written by Robert Alvin Lewis and directed by Matty Beckerman. The synopsis follows:
A terrifying scl-fi story inspired by dramatic found footage, PROJECT BLUE BOOK preys on our fear of the unknown as we follow an average American family who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
While driving to a campsite in the Brown Mountains of North Carolina, the Morris family’s GPS malfunctions, and they are lead to a remote tunnel surrounded by abandoned vehicles. The father, Peter Morris, is abducted, leaving his traumatized wife and children to flee and seek refuge in a nearby cabin. There they are horrified to learn that strange lights in the nearby mountains have been linked to alien abduction and human sacrifice for centuries. When their attempts to alert the authorities are intercepted by the deadly extraterrestrial threat, the surviving members of the family find themselves under siege. A brutal and bloody attack unfolds as we witness the horrors through the lens of the youngest child’s video camera.
Satanic: Last but not least is the thriller formerly known as Kristy, which is in pre-production from The Weinstein Company produced by David Kirschner, Corey Sienega, Jamie Patricof, and Lynette Howell. The script was written by Anthony Jaswinski and Phil Rosenberg, and the director is Oliver Blackburn. The film stars singer and actress Haley Bennett. Below is the synopsis:
With the rest of the campus at home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing, and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as she and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are… and if they can be stopped.
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