Released two years apart, Lost in Translation and In the Bedroom were two major highlights in the world of independent film back at the start of the last decade and now, a decade later, their producer is set to jump into his first theatrical film. Ross Katz previously gave us the Kevin Costner-led HBO TV movie Taking Chance, but now The Hollywood Reporter has details on what he’ll do next.
Being shopped at Berlin, the supernatural thriller is titled The Unholy and already has its stars lined up with Shakespeare In Love‘s Joseph Fiennes and Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin. The script comes from from E.L. Katz, but perhaps more interestingly, the project is based on an original idea from [REC] creators Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. While this one departs from Katz’s usual work, if he can bring a fun twist to the tired exorcism genre, then I’m all for it. Check out the synopsis below.
Inspired by actual scientific research that suggests evil may live within our very own genetic code, The Unholy follows a group of cutting edge scientists who believe they can link evil to a specific human gene. When they are recruited by the Vatican to spearhead a new global initiative to examine candidates for official exorcisms, supernatural forces threaten both faith and science in a battle of good versus evil.
Production kicks off this spring for a likely 2014 release.
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