Get ready for a new genre label in Vicarious Entertainment. A project by 1821 Media’s Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas, who wrapped the Natalie Portman-starrer Jane Got A Gun and are currently developing The Odyssey. The new label will develop, produce and finance four to six thriller and horror feature films. They’ve already got four in post-production.
Vicarious teamed with Insidious producer and Paranormal Activity exec producer Steven Schneider for the Adam Levins-directed dark psychological thriller Estranged, currently in post-production. The heroine has a near-fatal accident that leaves her in a wheelchair unable to remember much. When she returns home six years later, she tries to reacquaint with her family, but she can’t remember who she was or why she left home in the first place. She soon discovers that the family is not what they seem, as shocking and deadly secrets emerge.
For horror fans, controversially, Vicarious has teamed with Campbell Grobman Films to develop Day of the Dead, a remake of George Romero’s zombie extravaganza that is set at Millenium Films. “Our goal is for Vicarious to be a premiere destination that excites creators from all over the world,” said Dougas. “We are giving them creative freedom and allowing them to showcase their strong vision and voice. There are great filmmakers out there and appetite for the genre so it’s a great time for us to be launching.”
Good luck to them… although we’ve seen Romero remakes before and they’ve not been worth the effort.
This entry was posted on November 9, 2013 by Geordie. It was filed under NEWS: Horror and was tagged with Adam Levins, Campbell Grobman, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, George A. Romero, Gore, Horror, Icons, Independent, Insidious, Jane Got A Gun, Paranormal Activity, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Post Apocalyptic, psychological thriller, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Steven Schneider, Suspense, Terry Dougas, The Odyssey, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Vicarious Entertainment, Violence, Zombies.