‘Every parent’s nightmare’
Children of the Corn is a 2020 American horror feature film and a reboot of the franchise.
Written and directed by Kurt Wimmer (Ultraviolet; Equilibrium), the plot is based on Stephen King’s short story but has “almost nothing to do with the 1984 movie.” The production 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).
A psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival…
Bloody Disgusting reported the surprise news that the film sneaked out theatrically on October 23rd 2020 and is currently playing at the CMX CinéBistro and Burns Court Cinema, both located in Sarasota, Florida. Presumably, these were test screenings?
Initially, the 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 valiantly surged on by using safe distancing techniques, according to Deadline.
“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.”