Horror fans know the filmmaking team of Patrick Lussier and Todd Framer as the boys behind impressive genre fare like My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Drive Angry. They each have impressive solo resumes as well, with Lussier having worked on the ground-breaking Scream franchise, Red Eye, New Nightmare, and Vampire in Brooklyn with Wes Craven; Farmer boasts Jason X and The Messengers, among many others.
Now, the dynamic duo is teaming up again on Trick, a Halloween-themed horror movie with more than just a couple genre icons in the mix. Here’s the scoop from today’s press release:
Principal production has begun on the horror thriller, Trick. The Patrick Lussier-helmed feature is now shooting with Omar Epps stepping into the main role of Detective Mike Denver, a man obsessed with a killer that has eluded him. Trick also stars Ellen Adair (Showtime’s Homeland and Billions, USA’s The Sinner) as Sheriff Lisa Jayne, the sheriff in the small town of Benton who has always considered Detective Denver as her mentor. Cheryl Winston, the only survivor of the latest round of killings in her small town, will be played by Kristina Reyes (Blindspot, Shades of Blue). Talbott is played by frequent George A. Romero collaborator Tom Atkins and Jamie Kennedy (Scream 1-3, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Romeo + Juliet) will play Dr. Steven. Principal photography for the film is taking place in New York.
The story centers on an elusive serial killer, who descends upon a small town annually. He is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each seemingly unrelated. No one believes this could be the same killer. Detective Denver has faced Trick once before, having -shot and killed him. Or so everyone keeps telling him. However, Denver knows Trick is still out there, and he’s coming back for revenge.
It’ll be a while until we get a trailer or a release date, but we’ll be watching the progress of Trick like hawks! Stay tuned and check back often.