It’s Cannes film market time and the news doesn’t let up. Inside, find a roundup of some news-y bites to chew on. Catch up on the latest buzz and go enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) and producer Charles Gillibert have acquired the screen rights to Laura Kasischke’s novel In a Perfect World. Screen Daily says, “In A Perfect World revolves around, newly-married, former flight attendant Jiselle, who is surviving life as a new stepmother to three children. Their lives are altered forever when a deadly flu epidemic breaks out.” Aja is currently in post-production on an adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns.
Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson, Dominic Sherwood and Sarah Hyland are joining the cast of Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. Click on the title link for more details on the project.
David Pinner, author of Ritual – the novel Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man is based upon – has written a sequel to the book. Rue Morgue Magazine spoke to Pinner who told them his latest is called The Wicca Woman. He adds, “The children who are in ‘Ritual’ are grown up in this. It’s set 30 years later just before the millennium.” As long as it’s better than The Wicker Tree, I’m game for anything.
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