It’s crazy hot and yet we are talking today about a Christmas movie. Yeah, why not? A new remake for the classic slasher film Black Christmas (1974) is being currently developed by Blumhouse Productions. In the original film, starred by Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder, during their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls is stalked by a stranger. The movie became an instant reference for the fans of horror movies and served as an influence on John Carpenter‘s Halloween (1978). The movie had a new revision this century with Black Christmas (2006), where an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one on Christmas Eve.
The new remake will be set with the same plot start point, where a group of students is stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. Sophia Takal, the woman behind the psychological thriller Always Shine (2016), is directing and has co-written the new screenplay together with April Wolfe. Imogen Poots, known for Green Room (2015) and 28 Weeks Later (2007), and Cary Elwes, the star in Saw (2004), will lead the cast that also includes Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue, Caleb Eberhardt and Ben Black.
Black Christmas (2019) will be shot largely around the University of Otago in New Zealand. Universal Pictures, which is set to distribute the movie worldwide, is set to release it on Friday the 13th of December, 2019.
While we wait for this new version of Black Christmas (1974) to come out, you can watch here the trailer of the first remake Black Christmas (2006) starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lacey Chabert:
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