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Vampires vs Hurricane Katrina? THE SHALLOWS Writer’s Next Flick Sounds Insane

Lionsgate has acquired the rights to a spec script from TheShallows writer Anthony Jaswinski. The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared is a vampire flick that takes place in New Orleans. But don’t expect a period piece like portions of Interview with a Vampire; TheFrench Quarter Will Not Be Spared takes place in 2005 during and following Hurricane Katrina.

According to Deadline:

The goal is to make a visceral and socially relevant horror film in the vein of A Quite Place or Get Out. Kenya Barris will produce along with The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. Josh Feldman will oversee for Khalabo Ink Society. The producer deals are still being made.

It’s unknown if the vampires will use the hurricane opportunistically to gorge themselves on the blood of the displaced or if the blood-suckers will be just as impacted by the rising waters. Time will tell, but if it’s written with half of the suspense and intensity of The Shallows, we’ll be getting something good. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for additional details ast hey emerge.

In the meantime, give the synopsis and trailer for The Shallows a spin below.

Synopsis:
Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground.

Are you a fan of The Shallows? Are you excited to see The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared manifest? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Cheif at Dread Central.

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