’74 slasher movie Black Christmas is set for a remake.
Blumhouse Productions is gearing up to remake the Christmas-set horror film, with Imogen Poots (Green Room), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Brittany O’Grady (Star), Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs) and Caleb Eberhardt (Broadway’s Choir Boy) poised to star.
On board to direct the film is Sophia Takal, who’s coming off two indie films – Always Shine and Green – and an episode of Hulu’s horror anthology series Into the Dark. The script is coming from Takal & April Wolfe, the latter of whom wrote and directed a short film titled Widower.
The original Canadian film starred Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and John Saxon, and followed a group of sorority sisters who receive threatening phone calls and are eventually stalked and murdered by a deranged killer during the Christmas season. Bob Clark (A Christmas Story, Porky’s) directed from a screenplay by Roy Moore (The Last Chase).
The Black Christmas remake, which will soon be filming in New Zealand, is scheduled for US release on Friday the 13th – ha! – this December. Check out the first poster below:
And while you’re here, check out the trailer for the influential original: