Before he got into the Zac Efron business with the surprisingly entertaining 17 Again and the not-so-surprising Charlie St. Cloud, writer/director Burr Steers delivered a strong promising debut with the coming-of-age drama Igby Goes Down. Here we are, a decade later with news of his next project and I’m confident no one predicted this career shift.
According to Summit Entertainment, they’ve brought on Steers to helm and writer the gothic horror film Breed, based on a novel from Scott Spencer (Endless Love). Drawing comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby, the film follows a NYC couple who test out experimental fertility treatment that turns them into bloodthirsty savages, leading them on a quest to find a cure. It actually sounds like a pretty wild premise and while he hasn’t had the best material as of late, I’ve enjoyed Steers’ style. Check out the full synopsis below via Amazon.
Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don’t have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.
Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents’ bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.
Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.
Have you read the novel? Are you looking forward to the film?
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