Hurt, Elwes Topline ‘Shadows’

Bloody Disgusting learned that Return of the Living Dead III producer and Zyzzyx Rd director John Penney will be getting behind the camera from his own screenplay for Shadows, the latest Arclight production. William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk, The Countess), Cary Elwes (Saw), Ploy Jindachot and Paula Taylor are all set to star. Check out the synopsis beyond the break.
Pictured: Cary Elwes

Immediately upon arriving in Bangkok, American Jeff, his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck while driving to visit Sua’s father.

Six weeks later Jeff regains consciousness in hospital. He’s horrified to learn he’s the only survivor and unsettled by his own lack of grief. Even more unsettling, Jeff begins seeing ghosts, all of whom appear to have died terribly, and he confides in his nurse Choi.

Choi takes Jeff to spiritual adviser Mae who explains that his family’s souls, having died prematurely and violently, are trapped in the Shadow World and are doomed to relive their moment of death. Only one man knows how to help them, Warren, an American expat soul surfer.

From Warren, Jeff learns that his own soul is trapped inside the fatal wreck along his wife and child. His soul has never left his family and it’s the reason he’s unable to feel grief. The only way for Jeff to help his family cross over from the Shadow World to a place of rest is for him to enter it and release his family himself.

Getting in is hard enough, but getting out can be impossible.