This morning we scored the first casting news for Modercine’s latest Jack Ketchum adaptation, Offspring, which will be directed by Andrew Van Den Houten. OFFSPRING features veteran actor of film and television Art Hindle (The Brood, Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and actress Polyanna McIntosh, with Tommy Nelson, Spencer List, Michael Biehn and John Savage rounding out the cast. Read on for the press release.MODERNCINÉ, director/producer ANDREW VAN DEN HOUTEN, and critically acclaimed horror author JACK KETCHUM reunite to bring one of the author’s most haunting and gruesome tales to the big screen. “Who’s the scariest guy in America? Jack Ketchum, quite simply, is one of the best in the business,” says literary master of the macabre Stephen King.
Adapted for the screen by author JACK KETCHUM, who broadened the landscape of our worst nightmares with such stories as “The Lost,” “The Girl Next Door,” and “Red,” comes this shocking tale of rural horror adapted by the master storyteller himself – OFFSPRING. Something deadly has returned to the woods and seaside cliffs of Dead River, Maine. An evil thought to have been exterminated has returned with their insatiable appetite for human flesh. David and Amy Halbard’s family and their house guests are about to come face to face with a blood-thirsty pack of wild children lead by a woman, the last survivor of a primitive, cave-dwelling tribe of predatory savages. The only one who can possibly save them and put an end to the reign of terror is retired sheriff George Peters.
Directed by VAN DEN HOUTEN and screenplay by KETCHUM, OFFSPRING’s cinematographer and producer is William M. Miller, with a score by Ryan Shore and special effects by Anthony Pepe. OFFSPRING features veteran actor of film and television ART HINDLE (The Brood and Invasion of the Body Snatchers) as George Peters and actress POLLYANNA MCINTOSH as Claire. Young TOMMY NELSON plays the heroic Luke and his co-star SPENCER LIST, who stars opposite Michael Biehn and John Savage in the upcoming “Malevolence: Bereavement,” is the sinister Rabbit.