Sick of exorcism movies yet? Well how about an ass-kicking teenage exorcist in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I hope you were sitting down when you read that.
Deadline is reporting that the Rebecca Sonnenshine spec script Realm has been purchased by Relativity Media for a mid-six figure sum. If the teenage angle didn’t tickle your fancy, they’re bringing in Step Up 4 director Scott Speer, who will also executive produce.
The deal comes on the heels of Speer’s short, which he released online two weeks ago. The short stars Adelaide Kane (The Purge), who has the power to enter the soul of the possessed to rumble with their inner demon. Here she fights a demon with Baraka-like claws while wearing some Underworld style gear. Judging from this, Realm is gearing up to be light on horror with lots of hollow video game style. The concept is fairly interesting, but the execution in the short leaves a lot to be desired.