A huge update today on the official website for Hammer Films as they’ve announced their next feature film, The Wake Wood, the first horror film they’ve produced since 1976’s THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER. Inside you’ll find a very early production poster, along with details on the story, who will star and who’s directing!
David Keating is directing “The Wake Wood” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Brendan McCarthy, who came up with the original story. Brendan McCarthy is producing the film along with John McDonnell through their Fantastic Films banner. Simon Oakes and Guy East are Executive Producers.
Still grieving the death of nine-year-old Alice – their only child – at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they learn of a pagan ritual that will allow them three more days with Alice. The couple find the idea disturbing and exciting in equal measure, but once they agree terms with Arthur, the village’s leader, a far bigger question looms – what will they do when it’s time for Alice to go back?
The cast includes Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Eva Birthistle (Middletown) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd).
Principle photography commences today in County Donegal, Ireland.