Paranormal's Team Backing New Eco-Horror Project 'The Bay'
We didn't mention this when it first hit, but apparently director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Toys, Sphere, Bandits, etc) is currently working on a new sci-fi thriller that was originally called Isopod. The new title (via Prod Weekly) is just The Bay and ScreenDaily (via STYD) wrote an updated sales report, adding some plot details into the mix and info about who's producing, too. Apparently the team behind Paranormal Activity, including director Oren Peli and producers Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, will be helping produce The Bay. We're not sure when shooting is supposed to start, but we do know it's an eco-horror set in Maryland.
The last time we had a big "eco-horror" movie was The Happening, and we all know how that turned out, so let's hope this is one is a lot better. The Bay is "culled from a collection of camera phone accounts, 911 calls and other mediums and tells of a viral outbreak on the eastern seaboard." Much of the focus is on the small town of Claridge, Maryland, where "chaos ensues." So a small town thriller about a global viral outbreak? Now this could be interesting. If Levinson can bring the same amount of tension and intensity and fear that was in Sphere to this setting and this story, then I'm in. That's one of my all-time favorite contained thrillers and I'm hoping for something similar here. We'll continue to keep you updated on the status of this project!