In November 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr shot all six members of his household in a killing spree that turned the backstory to writer Jay Anson’s 1977 bestseller The Amityville Horror. Earlier this 12 months we noticed the discharge of the film referred to as The Amityville Murders, which coated the real-life backstory of the notorious Amityville Horror and the murders that seemingly kicked off the titular “horror.” And immediately we have now phrase that one other movie is headed our approach from Get Out producer Shaun Redick and Tag producer Todd Garner which might be masking the Defeo murders. This time it is referred to as Amityville 1974 and The Wonderfilm Media Company introduced immediately that this new film will start principal pictures in November.
Amityville 1974 is all set to be directed by The Remaining filmmaker Casey La Scala from a screenplay he wrote which is able to shift the main focus of its horror again to the DeFeo murders. La Scala mentioned in an announcement.
“It is a story that takes its jumping-off level from the true info surrounding the Defeo tragedy but in addition focuses on the human drama that befell inside a household as they had been relentlessly stalked by a terrifying evil.”
Get Out producer Shaun Redick and Tag producer Todd Garner are behind this new film and can produce together with Founding father of Wonderfilm Media Jeff Bowler for Wonderfilm. Yvette Yates will Govt Produce together with Bret Saxon. Wonderfilm will absolutely finance the movie, and Wonderfilm International and the powers that be behind the scenes will launch worldwide gross sales at TIFF.
Producer and Wonderfilm Media founder Jeff Bowler says on Amityville 1974.
“We’re past thrilled to introduce Amityville 1974. Casey has a really distinctive and terrifying imaginative and prescient for the fright franchise, and audiences will expertise horror like by no means earlier than with this movie.”
As all of you already know – as a result of I discussed it above – this isn’t the primary time the 1974 Ronald DeFeo Jr. murders have been the idea for a Amityville Horror movement image. The Haunting of Sharon Tate and The Homicide of Nicole Brown Simpson director Daniel Farrands helmed a movie which coated the identical floor referred to as The Amityville Murders final 12 months. That movie starred John Robinson as Butch DeFeo, Chelsea Ricketts as Daybreak DeFeo, Diane Franklin as Louise DeFeo, Noa Brenner as Allison DeFeo, Zane Austin as Marc DeFeo, Kue Lawrence as Jody DeFeo, and Paul Ben-Victor as Ronnie DeFeo.
However essentially the most well-known adaptation of the Amityville Murders goes to director Stuart Rosenberg’s 1979 fright flick The Amityville Horror starring Josh Brolin’s dad, James Brolin together with Superman star Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, and Murray Hamilton. That movie, or as a substitute writer Jay Anson’s novel was then remade in 2005 by director Andrew Douglas and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. That model starred Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, and Philip Baker Corridor.
Personally, I do not know if we want yet one more adaptation of those murders on the massive display. Hell, we even noticed them performed out for essentially the most half in director James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. And I am fairly certain that seeing Wan tackle the Amityville murders is about nearly as good as we’re ever going to get on the films. However possibly this new film will show me improper. This story involves us by way of Deadline.
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