Ever see those knife throwers in circuses or on talent shows like “America’s Got Talent?” There’s no doubt they’re skilled beyond words, but what if one of them set out for revenge and employed those same skills in a very dark and different way? Welcome to the Carnival.
Variety reports that Maleficent director Robert Stromberg will be at the helm of Carnival for Anonymous Content, Voltage Pictures, Peck Entertainment, and Bread & Circuses Entertainment.
The project, written by Matias Caruso, centers on a knife-throwing master in a traveling circus, who uses his deadly skills to avenge the brutal murder of his sister. In hunting down the assailant, he enlists the help of the uniquely talented circus performers.
The film will be produced by Bard Dorros, Craig Flores, Mitchell Peck and Nicolas Chartier. Kristin Overn will executive produce the project.
Producers are casting on Carnival with principal photography set to start in late fall. Voltage will finance and handle worldwide sales for the picture at the Berlin Film Festival.