AFM 2012: Twisted Fairy Tale The Witch of New-Canaan Woode Filming in Spring/Summer 2013
Word of another new project we may or may not ever see is coming out of the American Film Market, this one being The Witch of New-Canaan Woode, a horror film set in 17th century New England, where a farming family is tormented by an evil witch.
Screen Daily reports that K5 International has boarded international sales for Robert Eggers’ film being produced by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts & Labor with Jodi Redmond of Red Code Productions and Daniel Bekerman of Canada’s Scythia Film. Eggers is a theatre veteran who has worked on Palehorse Productions’ Othello in New York. The shoot is planned for spring/summer 2013.
Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, co-founders of K5, said: “Robert has a brilliantly obsessive eye for detail and imagery, and his background in production design makes him perfect for this. If anyone can scare us out of our wits in darkest 17th century New England, it’s him. This film is refreshingly unique, transporting us to the root of what has long terrified our culture. The Witch is powerfully tangible, human, and will shake audiences to their core.”
Carl Clifton, K5 Partner – Sales & Marketing, added: “What’s especially scary and disturbing about this project is the horribly dark, twisted fairy-tale element, literally the witch with the rotten apple. It’s a script that gives you nightmares after reading it.”
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