Mark Neveldine Going Solo to Direct Supernatual 'The Vatican Tapes'
Over three years ago, Man on Wire director James Marsh was being lined up to take on the supernatural thriller The Vatican Tapes. Now as Pope Benedict XVI resigns from his post in the real world and a new pope must be found, a new director has been brought on for this project at Lakeshore Entertainment. Variety ran a report about funding for various projects at the production company, and they reveal that Mark Neveldine, one half of the directing duo behind Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and the two Crank films, will be at the helm of the film, but without his usual co-director Brian Taylor. Read on!
It's been three years since we had an update on the film, so it's not surprising that a new director is in the mix now. For those just joining us, the film is said to be in the same vein of The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby as it follows a series of events that unfold after a tape gets leaked from the Vatican displaying an exorcism that goes wrong. Christopher Borrelli scripted the film. Chris Borrelli wrote the screenplay based on a story envisioned by himself and Chris Morgan, but no cast is attached yet. Thankfully this doesn't sound like another found footage exorcism movie, but the tapes will obviously be featured prominently.