Simon Rumley Drives Into Two New Genre Pics

While he’s already signed on to direct Skin at a late date, red-hot Brit indie filmmaker Simon Rumley is set to helm Stranger, a thriller chase movie located in the heart of rural China.

Inspired by Duel the Rumley-penned script is produced by Mark Foligno (The King’s Speech) and Bob Portal (Red White & Blue). Casting begins this week and filming is expected to begin early 2012.

As his much praised psycho-sexual thriller Red White & Blue opens in the UK this Friday, Rumley reveals that he is also attached to a project that will see a return to the geography that gave Red White & Blue its visual identity.

Set in Texas, The Cherished One is a disturbing and dark thriller about a serial killer who uses his young daughter to entice his victims. Written by Lena Rae, it is produced by Ray and Matt Marshall, of Festivals Films.

Rumley has just completed filming an installment of The ABC’s of Death in Suriname.