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‘Turbo Kid’ Directors Threaten Suburbia in ‘Summer of ’84’!

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Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Brightlight Pictures to produce Summer of ‘84, which hails from the directors of the post-apocalyptic horror Turbo Kid!

The horror-thriller is set in 1984 and centers on 15-year-old neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong who suspects his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news. He and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon puts them in danger.

François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell of RKSS (Roadkill Superstar), known for 2015’s Turbo Kid, will direct the film that is set to go into production this July for an end-of-year release date.

Shawn Williamson, CEO of Brightlight Pictures, and Jameson Parker are producing the film.

Matt Leslie co-produced and wrote alongside writing partner Stephen J. Smith. Their screenplay was featured on the 2016 ‘Blood List’ selection of the best dark genre screenplays voted on by industry professionals.

Summer Of ‘84 taps into the curiosity we all had as kids about what goes on behind closed doors,” Smith said.

“How could we not bet on a writer associated with Straight Outta Compton and the directors of Turbo Kid to tell a twisted tale about a peaceful community where a serial killer threatens to shatter the suburban dream,” Van Toffler, CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder & Sky, said.

“It’s a bold, unexpected story told by breakthrough filmmakers, and it’s exactly the kind of novel film we want to make at Gunpowder & Sky.”

ScreenDaily first reported the news.



  • my2¢

    Looking forward to this one!!

  • Frank Bautista

    Hope they go the Stranger Things route as far as overall set/clothing design is concerned. Basically, do research by skimming through old yearbooks and family photos to get a genuine feel rather than go the “pop trend” route of The Wedding Singer, Take Me Home Tonight and Hot Tub Time Machine.

  • NoGutzNoGory

    Laurence Leboeuf needs to be in this!

  • Grimphantom
  • Bart Crowe

    Turbo Kid was awesome. I will watch anything that guy directs after that movie.

  • jake randall

    Isn’t this just the Good Neighbour?

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  • Josh Evans

    Turbo Kid really let me down, here’s hoping this next one is better.

    • Travis_Bickle

      How was Turbo Kid in anyway disappointing?

      • Alex Harbie

        Lol! Look at his It let me down as if this movie for him was like a child who flunked out of school. Honestly, I believe he is just trolling, it seems to be a thing everywhere nowadays on the internet. Only difference he stinks at it.

        • DR

          …..are *you* the one trolling? God forbid someone has an opposing opinion to you regarding a silly movie.

          • Alex Harbie

            Lol, your getting mad on behalf? Now your the one insulting someone, and it isn’t me it’s him, as your saying he’s too stupid to understand my comment. I’m sure he can defend his position, stop trying to pretend your a martyr for people. Your insulting everyone with your soft passive aggressive comment. Go sleep off your malaise.

          • DR

            You’re so dramatic, little buddy.

          • Alex Harbie

            No not dramatic, it’s just ignorance on your behalf, drags down our species,. Little buddy, sure good come back.

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