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The Old ‘Testament’ Will Deliver Terrifying Plagues On Open Road

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Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Testament, a supernatural thriller that will begin production in March, with The Butterfly Effect helmer Eric Bress directing his script, stated Deadline.

The thriller takes place at a prestigious boarding school in a remote part of Texas and revolves around a science teacher and his students who are forced to fight for their lives when the Ten Plagues of the Old Testament descend not only on the town, but the entire world. It starts with blood filling the school’s swimming pool — as fast as it fills rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide — and that is followed by frogs, lice, wild animals, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness and death of the first born.

Hopefully it’s better than Dark Castle’s awful The Reaping.

Production is slated to begin March 2014.

Open Road will release the Voltage Pictures-financed film in early 2015.