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Mark Neveldine Going Solo to Direct Supernatual 'The Vatican Tapes'

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February 12, 2013
Source: Variety

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.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

Crank 3 please!

Nielsen700 on Feb 12, 2013

2

I watched Maxima Mea Culpa last night and I can't imagine The Vatican Tapes would be any scarier than this doc. Unfortunately sometimes truth trumps fiction....

zey on Feb 12, 2013

3

the Vatican is so hot right now, shame the Rat has left. My great aunt paid a bit of money to some body guards so she could shake his creepy hands. Catholics love that money money.

Carpola on Feb 12, 2013

4

How are these idiots still being allowed to make movies?

Chris Amaya on Feb 13, 2013

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