A yet-to-be-titled reimagining of Stephen King’s short story and a reboot of the movie franchise that began in 1984 has finished principal photography. The film will depict the events that lead up to mass parricide in a small Nebraska town.
Initially, film’s Australian shooting schedule was knocked back in early March after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Nevertheless, the producers and writer-director Kurt Wimmer surged on by using safe distancing techniques, according to Deadline.
The filmmakers have said the story is based on King’s written short but has “’almost nothing to do with’ the 1984 movie.” The movie stars Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies), Kate Moyer (The Handmaid’s Tale), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King).
“We’re thrilled to be able to announce the completion of principal photography with Elena, Kate, Callan and Bruce who lead our cast on this reimagining of Stephen King’s timeless short story,” said producer Lucas Foster.
He added: “We’d like to thank our cast and crew for their unrivalled professionalism, banding together to work to bring this movie to life. It was incredibly important to us to keep our production alive and to keep people employed and productive for as long as we could do so safely, during this crisis. We accomplished that – no one got sick and we all figured out how to work together as a team to do our jobs while keeping our cast, crew and workplace, safe and secure. We’d also like to thank Screen NSW, Safe Work NSW and all those vendors and suppliers who worked with us as valuable partners during the shoot to ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew was protected.”
The film is now headed to post-production for a 2021 release.