Vincenzo Natali Aiming to Make Supernatural Horror 'Haunter' Next

January 7, 2012
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Vincenzo Natali

More ghosts. So who you gunna call? An interesting news story to report on from Bloody-Disgusting, who picked up a scoop about director Vincenzo Natali, of Cube and Splice who has been lining up numerous projects. Apparently Natali is aiming to direct a project called Haunter next, which will start shooting this March up in Toronto. 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 family, died in 1986 under "sinister circumstances" but remain trapped in their house. Sounds quite creepy.

We don't know much about this and this is the first time we've heard of the project, but it sounds intriguing. When a new girl named Olivia moves into their house, Lisa decides to haunt and possess her in "in an attempt to save her from the same fate." I like the twist on the story and I'm sure Vincenzo Natali's involvement will mean some very interesting things in terms of how it's made and how it looks. I'm curious to see how they tell the story from the viewpoint of a ghost, and how the whole haunting/possession stuff will work. Also, does this mean that Natali's Neuromancer adaptation is on hold again? I thought that was supposed to be his next film! I guess while that is in development, he'll shoot a quick horror flick in Toronto.

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Looks like someone beat him to it. This is actually been done and is coming out this year.

Maximumrush on Jan 7, 2012


Sounds like American Horror Story.

Greenblade on Jan 8, 2012


I'm becoming a big fan of Vincenzo Natali, who I see somewhat as a successor to David Cronenberg.  Will definitely check this one out.

Sean Kelly on Jan 9, 2012


Finally, a live-action Pokémon movie! Can't wait!

Ash Ketchum on Jan 9, 2012

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