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Abigail Breslin Planning More Horror in Vincenzo Natali's 'Haunter'

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April 3, 2012
Source: Variety

Abigail Breslin

We already know that the teenage actress has signed on for the thriller The Hive alongside Halle Berry, but it looks like Abigail Breslin is looking for more suspense in her career. Variety reports Breslin has signed to lead Haunter, the next film from Splice director Vincenzo Natali which we just heard about towards the beginning of the year. The supernatural horror film, from a screenplay by Brian King (Cypher, Night Train), is a twist on the norm being told from the viewpoint of a ghost, a spirit named Lisa, who, along with her whole family, died in 1986 under "sinister circumstances" but remain trapped in their house. More below.

Rather than having the usual story of a living person helping a ghost move on from their unfinished business, Breslin's ghost must help a girl living in the present day avoid the same fat that she suffered over two decades previously. Splice was a vastly underrated film back in 2009, and Natali has some real style and a penchant for taking familiar genre elements and turning them on their head. And with an actress like Breslin looking to prove that she has what it takes to stick around beyond her younger years with films like Signs and Little Miss Sunshine in her past, this film should turn out to be something interesting. Of course, many of us are still waiting for her to spill more blood in a Zombieland sequel.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

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Olive: Grandpa, am I pretty?  Grandpa: You are the most beautiful girl in the world.  Olive: You're just saying that.  Grandpa: No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality. 

Quanah on Apr 3, 2012

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Yeah, the image showed up under a Google Image search, and was accompanied with an article about her, but it seems like it was part of a batch that also included an article about Adele, hence the picture. Sorry for the confusion. I honestly thought it looked like her since she is growing up after all. We've changed the picture!

Ethan Anderton on Apr 3, 2012

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Good! This news makes me happy. I think Natali is one of the best directors doing Horror these days and Breslin is one fine actress.

Davide Coppola on Apr 4, 2012

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Splice has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen...so there's that. I like Breslin though

Ricardo_PT on Apr 4, 2012

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Unlike Rockin Ricky Ricardo above me, I was damn satisfied with "Splice" and look forward to anything horror that isnt a remake. The ghost-kid is tired concept, but Im very interested in seeing Natali's career evolve as well as Breslin.....bring it on! heh heh: "....the present day avoid the same fat...."

Voice of Reason on Apr 4, 2012

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Sorry Ethan and VoR, I gotta Splice was the horror sci-fi version of Hancock. Great premise and 1st act... and you know the rest. Seriously, I was pissed off on how two 'brilliant' scientists end up committing some of the dumbest shit ever put on film.

Akirakorn on Apr 4, 2012

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