Lucky’s Luck Still Missing: ‘The Woods’ Dateless (Again)

It’s still crazy to me to think that Lucky McKee’s second feature film The Woods started production before M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village (which was also originally entitled ‘The Woods’). Here we are years later and now United Artists is owned by Sony, which means that The Woods is now dateless once again (we need to find the film a woman already)! But the news gets a little more interesting, we were informed by a scooper that there’s a chance Sony might unload the film to another studio- keep your eyes posted here, we’re checking in with Lucky to see what the real deal is. The Woods is a psychological horror story that begins when a neglected teenager named Heather (Agnes Bruckner) is dropped off by her parents at a remote all-girls boarding school deep in the forest. Watched over by sinister headmistress Ms. Traverse (Patricia Clarkson) and her staff, Heather is tormented by her classmates and is desperate to go home. But when students start disappearing and she begins to have horrifying visions, Heather realizes things at the school are not what they seem. She only knows there’s something out there in the woods – and it won’t be letting her leave any time soon.