Ahead of the Cannes virtual film market kicking off this week, development has officially begun on a bigger, badder, and darker reboot of the popular V/H/S horror series.
V/H/S/94 will be the first to be presented in a single, fluid narrative, while also pushing the experiment to new boundaries through the voices of several prominent genre filmmakers.
The film will be produced by Philly locals Josh Goldbloom and Parinda Patel of the newly formed Cinepocalypse Productions in partnership with Studio71, along with Bloody Disgusting‘s Brad Miska, a co-creator of the franchise, and Tom Owen.
Raven Banner Entertainment will handle worldwide sales and Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew T Hunt will also Executive Produce.
Moving forward, Cinepocalypse Productions is committed to establishing a film fund designed to attract independent genre film productions to Philadelphia, creating revenue streams supportive of sustaining the local industry while subsidizing future projects. The company is pursuing partnership investments to foster an eco-system in the local landscape, while showcasing the world-class city of Philadelphia as a new film production hub.
V/H/S/94 was written and developed by David Bruckner, who will also produce. Bruckner, who directed a segment of the initial V/H/S production, made headlines earlier this year for Searchlight Pictures’ $12 million purchase of his Sundance sensation The Night House, and most recently announced that he will helm Spyglass Media’s Hellraiser remake.
The filmmaking collective, Radio Silence, directors and executive producers of the horror-comedy Ready or Not and original contributors of the V/H/S franchise, will join V/H/S/94 in a producing role. Radio Silence, comprised of members Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella, were announced as the directorial team behind the upcoming Scream sequel – another Spyglass Media production.
Filmmakers Simon Barrett (V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next, The Guest), renowned Indonesian horror director Timo Tjahjanto (V/H/S/2, Netflix’s The Night Comes For Us and May the Devil Take You) will also reunite on the project as well as newcomer Chloe Okuno (AFI short, “Slut”, Roy Lee’s recently announced production, The Watcher).
Producers are currently in talks with additional filmmakers.
The original V/H/S was a Sundance Film Festival breakout that spawned two sequels and launched the careers of several prominent filmmakers.