John Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine, Devil) will co-write As Above, So Below for Legendary Pictures in what amounts to that studio’s first “microbudget” film. John will direct the film and Drew will produce.
Per Variety, “No plot details were given but sources say it would follow two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.”
It’ll definitely be interesting to see what they come up with here and how Legendary plays in a smaller sandbox. The budget is pegged at between $5 and $10 million, which isn’t “micro” at all. It’s just not “big.”
Double Murder returns to bring you the ultimate showdown in outdated home video formats: V/H/S vs. The Poughkeepsie Tapes!
Both films rely on found VHS tapes as a frame to the story, and present a story (or collection of stories) in some pretty unique ways. In addition to the typical high-level film discussion (read: jackassery), Danny! and Tim develop a new movie rating system based on pasta, voice their disdain of community theater, and debut their new segment: “Tim’s Tour Stories!”
Tune in to Double Murder on Bloody-Disgusting Radio today!
We reported a few weeks back that John Erick Dowdle and his brother Drew, best known as the duo behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil, are finally in pre-production on their foreign thriller The Coup.
It looks as though Michelle Monaghan – who should be given a Congressional Medal of Honor for her work in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang – will be joining previously announced stars Owen Wilson (The Haunting, The Royal Tenenbaums) and Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, “Bag of Bones”). Per Deadline, “Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife in the action thriller.”
The pic is an intense thriller “Centered on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city.”
Crime Scene Pictures’ (Suspiria) Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway will executive produce. Filming will begin in October in Southeast Asia. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales while CAA is representing the U.S. rights.
Throughout the 1990s, a serial killer terrorized upstate New York. After a decade-long crime spree conducted largely under the radar of law enforcement, the killer left behind the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives had ever seen hundreds of homemade videotapes that chronicle the stalking, abduction, murder, and disposal of his victims.