the horror franchise The Strangers He is preparing his return to the big screen. Lionsgate gave birth to a remake trilogy! which has just started filming in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The trilogy is based on the original 2008 film turned cult favorite.
Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea, Die Hard 2) will direct from the script of Alan R. Cohen y Alan Freedland (The Freak Brothers, Due Date).
Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale, Jane) y Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer, Hocus Pocus 2, Teen Wolf) star in the tale as a lifelong couple who venture on a cross-country road trip to start a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they are forced to spend the night in an isolated Airbnb, where three masked strangers terrorize them from dusk to dawn.
From there, the filmmakers expand the story in new and unexpected ways across three films..
Gabe BassoMore (Hillbilly Elegy) completes the cast. The producers are Courtney Solomon (Cake), Mark Canton (300), Christopher Milburn (Unhinged), Gary Raskin (Midway), Charlie Dombeck (The War with Grandpa), Alexander Birlingham (Moonfall). Among the executive producers are Andrei Boncea, Dorothy Cantony Roy Lee (saga IT, Barbarian).
Solomon comments in a statement to the media (via Bloody Disgusting):
“When we set out to redo The Strangerswe felt like there was a bigger story to tell, one that could be just as powerful and chilling and terrifying as the original and could really expand that world.. Shooting this story as a trilogy allows us to create a hyper-real and terrifying character study. We are fortunate to join forces with Madelaine Petsch, an incredible talent whose character is the driving force of this story.”
“When you have two horror fans like Courtney Solomon and Renny Harlin getting together, you have everything you need to create incredibly smart, edge-of-your-seat, addictively exciting entertainment. Fans of the original movie will be in awe; new audiences will discover the intensely puzzling world of The Strangers”.
Principal Harlin said:
“My mother instilled in me a love of movies through the world of Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and horror. My jump to Hollywood happened with the success of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4. It stands to reason that I can return to my favorite genre with the incredibly well-written The Strangers trilogy. The characters and story are grounded in reality and provide me with an endless tapestry of haunting imagery to bring these films to life.”
In addition to directing A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Harlin has directed other horror titles such as Prison (1987), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), The Covenant (2006), y Devil’s Pass (2013).
the original franchise The Strangers It started in 2008 with the launch of the one directed by Bryan Bertino. Its plot revolves around three masked killers stalking a couple in a remote cabin in the woods. The villains made their return in the sequel The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) by Johannes Roberts, this time to stalk a family in a trailer park.
Lionsgate will distribute the remake trilogy globally.