Michael J. Bassett to Helm Psychological Horror Film Saint Mary's

November 23, 2010
Source: THR

Michael J. Bassett

At the beginning of November we found out that Solomon Kane director Michael J. Bassett would write and direct Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Now THR has word on another horror flick in the filmmaker's future. The trade reports Bassett just signed on to write and direct a psychological, supernatural horror flick called Saint Mary's. He'll develop the screenplay with the story's creator Matthew Kingshott who was develping the project with UK producer and composer James Edward Barker (who will also write a score for the film). For details on the story which Bassett calls "incredibly interesting and potentially terrifying," keep reading.

The film would follow an evil presence in a disused mental asylum as a group of young people who are deliberately trapped inside the labyrinthine building find their deepest, darkest nightmares manifesting themselves before their eyes. It will likely be awhile before this project gets off the ground since Bassett is already in pre-production on the aforementioned Silent Hill sequel. Since I haven't seen Solomon Kane, I can't comment on Bassett's skills in the horror genre, but I can only presume he has some of the right stuff since he's now writing and directing the next installment of a franchise. What do you guys think?

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Solomon Kane isn't really horror, it's more dark fantasy, but it is very well made on what I imagine was a tight bidget. Slightly clunky dialogue but great visuals and great swordfight choreography. Bassett's earlier films are more out-and-out horror (Wilderness, Deathwatch) and I'd class both as good solid genre fair, but not a patch on Solomon Kane, which has huge sequel potential.

Mathieu on Nov 23, 2010


I enjoyed Soloman Kane,we need more fantasy films.

tir na nog on Nov 24, 2010


Looking back at my post I see a spelling mistake and a typo. Apologies - damn the lack of an edit function! Something to look into for the future, folks, whenever you next update the site.

Mathieu on Nov 24, 2010

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