Dimension Films is going with a much simpler title for their next Amityville Horror entry, changing the formerly titled The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes to the nice and clean “Amityville” (it rolls right off the tongue!). They’ve also slated the found-footage haunter for release on January 2, 2015. Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands has previously been attached to write and direct a showcase of the events after the time of the original “The Amityville Horror” book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. In it, “An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.”
In addition, A24 will release the festival hit Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien, in theaters April 4, 2014. Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller about a voracious alien seductress (Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey. Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.