This VHS-age favourite is being remade for the streaming period.
Manufacturing firm Legendary Leisure has acquired the rights to “Faces of Dying” and has plans to reboot the beloved 1978 faux-documentary as a contemporary horror franchise, in accordance with the Hollywood Reporter.
Legendary — which has beforehand produced blockbusters together with “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “John Wick” and “The Darkish Knight” — will likely be working with Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber of 2018’s psychological memoir-based thriller “Cam” for the flick.
When “Faces of Dying” was launched over 40 years in the past, it was promoted as a documentary — much like 1999’s “The Blair Witch Undertaking” — efficiently inciting outrage at its grotesque content material. Whereas the footage was staged, audiences initially believed it to be actual.
The premise of the flick — which subsequently was each banned (though not by 52 international locations, as promotional supplies acknowledged) and have become a field workplace hit — was a pathologist’s look into essentially the most horrific methods on the earth to die, the Hollywood Reporter recounted. The true cult standing of “Faces of Dying” arrived within the 1980s, when it grew to become a VHS-market phenomenon, with copies of it reproduced and shared broadly.
The unique movie remains to be in circulation thanks to 1 Illinois-based firm.
Offended Movies’ Susan Montford and Don Murphy are set to supply and Rick Benattar of BT Productions will government produce, THR wrote.
The producer of the unique movie, John Burrud, may even be a part of the workforce reimagining the film.