I love all of the juicy gossip that’s been bleeding out of Dimension’s grasps. They lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, delayed the release of Amityville: The Awakening to 2017, and seemingly rushed a new Hellraiser into production.
Then, out of nowhere, we found out exclusively that they were also allegedly in production on a new Children of the Corn, which we were told was being filmed under the direction of John Gulager, the filmmaker behind Feast and Piranha 3D.
I want to send seriously love to Bloody’s @jandrysays who tipped us to the film’s title, which also led to a plethora of information.
We have confirmed that the tenth Children of the Corn is shooting under the title Runaway, and it now in production in Oklahoma City, OK – yes, near the same locations that Gary Tunnicliffe used for Hellraiser: Judgment! I’m told filming wraps April 2nd.
While the director is listed as Alex Lehmann, who worked on various Dimension projects that include Feast II, The Collector and Pulse, I’m hearing that Gulager is the actual director.
We also confirmed that Joel Soisson has returned to write the next installment to his 2011 Children of the Corn: Genesis, which followed a young couple who tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.
The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant woman who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town (Gatlin, Nebraska?). She then spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town…but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.
The main character’s name is RUTH. This is important because…
Doing some research, it appears that Runaway is a direct sequel to Donald P. Borchers’ 2009 Children of the Corn remake/TV movie. In it, Alexa Nikolas starred as Ruth, the pregnant girlfriend to Isaac!
Is your head exploding yet?
Keep your eyes here as we try to uncover more…
Gatlin Returns, Inc. is producing the movie with Mike Leahy, Joel Soisson, and Sean Patrick Eaton.