A real-time, single-take thriller depicting a man abducted by vigilantes on his wedding day. They believe he once committed a terrible crime in his childhood and is now living under an assumed identity. The plan is to force an on- camera confession, then execute him and post the video online as a warning to predators. But do they have the right man?
Nice! We’re getting a lot of movies with Satanic cult references next year. First Dark Places and now Regression, a film that will star Ethan Hawke (Sinister, The Purge) and be directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who helmed The Others.
Weinstein Co./Dimension acquired the rights today in a giant deal out of AFM. The film is, “ is set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime. The man’s estranged son and other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. At the same time, the local news reports blame a Satanic cult that has been performing rituals of orgies, assault, killing animals and even babies, for years. The officers are alarmed when similar reports come in from all around the country—they believe they’ve uncovered a national and possibly supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?”
More on this as it comes in.
Some promo materials for Summit Entertainment’s Sinister (review) are beginning to emerge at this year’s Cinemacon and this creepy banner-style poster smears more blood across its landscape than you might expect. I remember when that much blood would get a poster rejected by the MPAA, but I suppose that’s no longer the case. In any case, it’s pretty nifty.
Directed by The Exorcism of Emily Rose‘s Scott Derrickson, the film stars Ethan Hawke, James Ranson, and Juliet Rylance. Penned by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, “the story follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders.”