NEWS ROUND-UP: Casting Commences For CULT OF CHUCKY, FRIDAY THE 13TH, And SAW VIII

NEWS ROUND-UP: Casting Commences For CULT OF CHUCKY, FRIDAY THE 13TH, And SAW VIII

NEWS ROUND-UP: Casting Commences For CULT OF CHUCKY, FRIDAY THE 13TH, And SAW VIII

A number of horror films are currently undergoing the casting process. This Supergirl actress will star in Saw VIII, Jason might have a twin brother, and more in this batch of horror news!

Casting has commenced for a few different 2017 horror films that are all set for release this fall. While it was unprecedented that all of this news would come at once, we have juicy details regarding the origin of Jason Voorhees in the thirteenth Friday the 13th, which Supergirl star will be playing a game in the new Saw movie, and more where that came from. Shall we dig in?


SAW: LEGACY




Our first story comes straight from Variety, who has provided our first casting information for the eighth film in the Saw franchise. Although character details are being kept under wraps, it seems that actress Laura Vandervoort (Supergirl in Smallville; Brainiac in Supergirl) will be featured in Saw: Legacy alongside Hannah Emily Anderson. Although the Saw films used to be released on an annual basis, Legacy will be the first film in the franchise since the ironically titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter hit theatres in 2010. But as horror fans should know, any franchise film with the word "Final" in the title is rarely ever the final one. Legacy is currently in post-production and set for release on 27 October 2017. The film will be written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.


FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART XIII



The upcoming reboot of Friday the 13th, titled Friday the 13th Part XIII, is currently casting for a shoot that will take place from 19 March to May 4 of this year with pre-production set in Conyers, Georgia. But the following excerpt is where things get interesting:
 

REQUIREMENTS/ROLE(S)

[YOUNG JASON] – Male, Caucasian, 12 years old ONLY SEEKING IDENTICAL TWINS W/ TV AND FILM CREDITS. MUST BE UNDER 5 FOOT. NO EXCEPTIONS. Lengthy and awkward. A dark, ominous child, who has severe psychological issues. Must have a very electric and expressive face (you will be painting the scene with your facial expressions), as this role does not speak. YOUNG JASON will grow into the pyscho-killer JASON. SUPPORTING ROLE. MUST BE ATLANTA BASED.


Given the film's plot, it's easy to think that there might be a reveal that Jason Voorhees will have a twin brother. However, it is best to keep in mind that child actors can only legally work for so many hours, therefore they be looking for twin actors to play the same character, that of young Jason. The film will also feature the return of Jason's mother, Pamela Voorhees, as well as the debut of his father Elias.

Friday the 13th Part XIII will be released on 13 October 2017, and will be an origin story that will explain why Jason cannot die (even though such an explanation was provided in Jason Lives, with Jason Goes To Hell strongly hinting that the Necronomicon was the source of his powers). The film is written by Nick Antosca and Aaron Guzikowski, and directed by Breck Eisner.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting


CULT OF CHUCKY





According to ComingSoon.Net, actress Grace Lynn Kung (Grace Wu in The Strain) will be joining the cast of Cult of Chucky, the seventh film in the Child's Play series that stars Brad Dourif (Chucky), Fiona Dourif (Nica), Jennifer Tilly (the Bride of Chucky), Summer H. Howell (Alice), and Alex Vincent (Andy), all reprising their roles from the previous films. The film will be set in a mental institution, where the protagonist from Curse of Chucky has been led to believe that Chucky is a construct and that she murdered his victims. In Cult of Chucky, all of the franchise's three storylines (one from Child's Play 1-3, one from Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky, and one from Curse of Chucky) will converge. The film is written and directed by Chucky creator Don Mancini, and will be released Unrated in the direct-to-video medium sometime this fall.

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