SMGfan.com scored some interesting news from The Grudge and Prom Night screenwriter Stephen Susco. He’s just finished writing a remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis scarefest “Prom Night” for Sony/Columbia, which hopefully will hit the screens sometime around May or June next year, a film he penned called “Threshold” is close to finding a director and he’s also at work on a science-fiction epic for Warner called “The Forge of God”. Susco also hints that a sequel to “The Grudge” might also be in the works. Which means Sarah Michelle Gellar won’t have to ‘work for food’ for too much longer. Official announcement for ‘Prome Night’ inside…
“The Grudge” scribe Stephen SuscoStephen Susco is writing horror pic “Prom Night” for Neal Moritz’s Original Film at Sony. Production is slated to begin early next year.
Pic takes as its jumping-off point the 1980 pic of the same name starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
Moritz is producing along with Newmarket Films. Trailblazer Films’ Marc Forby, who brought the project to Original, is execexec producing.
Heather Lieberman is overseeing for Original. Matt Tolmach and Shannon GauldingShannon Gaulding are shepherding for Sony.
Susco wrote Sony’s American remake of the Japanese pic “Ju-On” (“The Grudge”), produced by Sam RaimiSam Raimi and starring Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar, which opens Oct. 22.
He also adapted the Jack Ketchum horror novel “Red,” with Lucky McKeeLucky McKee directing the pic for Circle of Confusion at United Artists, and wrote the remake of the hit Quebecois horror pic “Sur le Seuil” (“Evil Words”), which Vertigo EntertainmentVertigo Entertainment is producing for Dimension.