Hot on the heels of the massive success of last year’s Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are revisiting another holiday themed slasher classic from the 1970’s. The two companies are reportedly remaking Bob Clark’s 1974 horror cult classic Black Christmas. The film will be directed and co-written by Sophia Takal (Always Shine) and star Imogen Poots in the lead role. Joining Poots will be Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, and Caleb Eberhardt and Takal’s co-writer on the script will be April Wolfe. The twist? This film is hitting theaters in six months on December 13th, 2019.
While the original film and its 2006 remake revolved around a sorority house being hounded by intimidating phone calls and murders during the holiday season, this new incarnation will have a more feminist spin on the matter if the following synopsis is anything to go by; “The killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.”
Personally I’m very interested in seeing how this film turns out! The cast seems rather solid, the brief production cycle for the film is actually rather exciting to think about and the synopsis’ teased spin on the plot could make for a very intriguing spin on the slasher sub-genre in horror films! Are we in for a film that showcases a battle of wits between the would-be victims and the mysterious murderer? Hopefully this all works out!
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