We broke the news here a few months back that Michael Dougherty was tapped to write and direct Trick ‘r Treat, with Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) set to produce. Today the first casting was announced for the film, which began filming today in Vancouver, Canada. Read on to see who’s set to star.Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb are set to star in horror pic “Trick ‘r Treat,” which Bryan Singer is producing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. through his Bad Hat Harry Prods, according to Variety.
Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote Singer’s “Superman Returns” and “X2,” penned the screenplay for “Trick” and will helm in his directorial debut. Lensing begins Thursday in Vancouver.
Singer, intrigued by Dougherty’s script, signed onto the project and will be on the set throughout production. Story is set on Halloween night in a town where those who break the rules of the holiday do so at their own peril.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fey are exec producing with Dougherty and longtime writing partner Dan Harris (“X2,” “Superman Returns”). Bad Hat Harry’s Alex Garcia also exec produces.
Project reunites Singer with two of his “X-Men” stars, Cox and Paquin. Cox, in theaters with “Running With Scissors,” also stars in the upcoming “Zodiac.”
“Trick ‘r Treat” was a project developed by Legendary, which has a co-financing and co-production deal with Warner Bros. Legendary worked with Singer when partnering with Warners on “Superman Returns.”
The film hits theaters October 5, 2007.