Bloody Disgusting has received exclusive first word that Olivier Abbou, Xavier Gens, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Pascal Laugier, Talal Selhami, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have all been tapped for The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol, Severin’s sequel to their incredible colorful anthology that’s set to shoot later this year.
“After the critical success of the first Theatre Bizarre anthology, it felt only natural to follow yp with another serving of more over-the-top, brutal, visionary, envelope-pushing tales. And this time, carte blanche was given to the creme de la creme of French directors, who were all very happy to take Grand Guignol back to its original birthplace.”
The entirely French sequel features some of the countries best talents, including Frontier(s)‘ Xavier Gens (still in talks), Inside and Livide‘s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Territories‘ Olivier Abbou, Enter the Void writer Lucile Hadzihalilovic, and Martyrs director Pascal Laugier.
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W2 Media, the Los Angeles and Vancouver based film distribution, financing and international sales company, announced today that it will co-finance and distribute The Theatre Bizarre 2 – the sequel to Severin Films and Mataluna Productions’ gripping horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre, executive produced by Daryl J. Tucker.
W2 Media is releasing The Theatre Bizarre (review) theatrically in the U.S. in January 2012 and plans to release the sequel in January 2013. W2 Media is also handling worldwide sales for both films.
Severin Films and France’s Metaluna Productions co-produced the original The Theatre Bizarre, a modern horror anthology inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century ‘Theatre du Grand Guignol,’ featuring films by directors Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini & Richard Stanley.
Generating major buzz throughout the horror festival circuit and even causing audience members to pass out during screenings, The Theatre Bizarre is comprised of seven separate and disturbing chapters from seven cutting-edge genre directors enlisted from around the world and granted total creative freedom. READ MORE