Found-Footage Frankenstein Coming from 'V/H/S' Team Radio Silence
The horror anthology V/H/S had enough great buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival (watch Alex and Ethan's video review) and at the South By Southwest Film Festival (read Jeremy's review) that it ended up getting scooped up by Magnolia Films for a release later this year. The film was directed by a bunch of different up-and-coming directors, one of them being a quartet who operate under the name Radio Silence. Well it looks like their work paid off, because Vulture is hearing that the team will next be tackling a found-footage Frankenstein movie for Lionsgate called The Reawakening. Wait, what? More below!
Yep, you read it correctly. The Reawakening will be "equal parts Flatliners and Frankenstein," and will continue the trend of found footage horror that will surely be shot for nearly no budget and will almost certainly rake in millions at the box office. Most of these found footage films are huge successes (the only one that failed recently was Apollo 18), and blending that style with a classic monster movie premise seems to be a surefire hit. Just to be clear, though: I don't think the actual Frankenstein monster is going to appear in this movie. I think it's just going to take from the spirit of the creature and, if the reports of similarities to Flatliners are accurate, blend it with some pretty intense sequences involving the nature of life and death. It'll be awhile before we find out for sure, but in the meantime, V/H/S will hit theaters on October 5th, 2012, and OnDemand before that on August 31st, 2012. Thoughts?