French filmmaker Alexandre Aja is back to what he knows best: make horror movies. Now, his next movie as a director, Crawl (2019), has started filming and is expected to hit theaters sometime next year 2019. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producers via their company Ghost House Pictures together with Alexandre Aja.
This horror thriller is starred by Barry Pepper, an actor that perhaps is not very known by his name but is one of those faces that one has seen many times in a long list of good titles like Saving Private Ryan (1998), Enemy of the State (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Battlefield Earth (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), True Grit (2010), Snitch (2013) and the Maze Runner movie saga. With him, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon and Jose Palma also star. Kaya Scodelario, known for her appearances in Moon (2009), Tiger House (2015), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and also the Maze Runner series of films, is rumored to be the co-star.
Crawl (2019) has been written by Alexandre Aja together with Shawn and Michael Rasmussen, the pair responsible Dark Feed (2013) and The Inhabitants (2015) also authors of the script for John Carpenter’s The Ward (2010). The story of Crawl (2019) centers around a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predators in order to protect her family.
Alexander Aja has been involved in writing, producing and directing movies, mainly in the terrains of horror, since his debut at the end of the last century with the short film Over the Rainbow (1997). But it was with his second feature film Haute tension (aka High Tension) (2003) when he achieved a big worldwide recognition. That was his platform to Hollywood, where he was behind the cameras in titles like The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008), Piranha 3D (2010) or Horns (2013). His latest finished work to date is the Virtual Reality short film Campfire Creepers: The Skull of Sam (2017), starring Robert Englund.
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