The script details the story of a recently widowed novelist who retreats to a rented mansion in the village of Slaughterford to compose a new novel. She is met by local residents, who all warn her against staying in the house, but she resolves to stay before encountering a ghost. But the locals become the ones to fear.
FADE IN on a decaying world. The wind whistles through the hollow streets. Death can be seen in the boarded up windows, in the over-grown reeds, in the clutter and rust; this is a nightmarish place, a place of memories turned to stone. A children’s playground sits rotting beneath the pale autumn sun, the swings creak in the breeze. This is a desolate village. Time has left this place; time, and man. Save one.
Sterling Pictures, Witching Hour Films and Screen Projex have set up the supernatural movie Soulmate, which Axelle Carolyn will direct and Neil Marshall (Doomsday, Dog Soldiers, The Descent) will exec produce, reports Variety. Anna Walton and Tom Wisdom star.
Carolyn also penned the script, which “follows a women who decides to retreat to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.”
Clare Higgins, Nick Brimble and Emma Cleasby round up the cast.
Production is set to start sometime this month.