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