Announced at this past November’s AFM was Splice and Cube director Vincenzo Natali’s first film as a executive producer, 388 Arletta Avenue , which has officially begun principal photography in Toronto. The pic is described as an unsettling Hitchcockian thriller written and directed by Randall Cole (Real Time, 19 Months), and stars Nick Stahl (Sin City, Carnivale, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Mirrors 2), Mia Kirshner (“Vampire Diaries,” “L Word,” The Black Dhalia) and Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Idle Hands). Steve Hoban (Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (The Spine) Produce.
Official Synopsis: ““Shot from the point of view of hidden cameras, the film follows a thirty-something couple, James and Amy Deakin, as they are secretly videotaped 24/7 by a mysterious stalker in their home, on the streets and at their workplace. The stalker uses information gleaned from the footage to subtly manipulate the unsuspecting couple and cracks in their relationship surface. When Amy suddenly vanishes, James is not sure whether she has been abducted or has simply left him. As the acts of the tormentor become more twisted and violent, James desperately tries to figure out who is behind the terror in order to save his wife. But it seems the stalker is always one move ahead… ”
“388 Arletta Avenue : ) is a wickedly smart mystery-thriller,” says executive producer Vincenzo Natali. “And it’s a story that could not have existed until recently, thanks to the astonishing and invasive technology that is now widely available. The fact that it is possible makes it truly terrifying.”
“388 Arletta Avenue : ) plays with the notion that if you could scratch to beneath the surface of what most supposedly ordinary people present to the world, and even to themselves, you would find very interesting and possibly very dark things,” says Randall Cole. “If exploited, some of those things could even result in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, as it does for our lead character.”