Ciaran Foy is an Irish director, to who better to make a horror film about Irish folklore? He made his mark on the horror community with the excellent Citadel (go watch it!), and we are all waiting to see how he handles a much bigger film as Sinister 2 prepares to unleash its horrors tomorrow.
Foy made Sinister 2 with Blumhouse Productions, Jason Blum’s constantly delivering horror production company, and Foy has been asked back to make The Shee. Foy now joins a number of directors who have worked with Blum on more than one occasion, including James Wan (Insidious), James DeMonaco (The Purge) and Scott Derrickson (Sinister).
Deadline confirmed the news, describing the film as follows:
Set in 1960s Ireland, The Shee is the story of a troubled young woman who must confront her violent and tragic past when she travels to a remote island.
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum will produce with Roads Entertainment’s Alan Maher and Foy’s own label Shadow Aspect.
Roads Entertainment, part of the Roads Group, is an Irish film production company set up by Maher and entrepreneur Danielle Ryan. Maher developed and co-produced Citadel and produced Foy’s award-winning short film The Faeries Of Blackheath Woods in 2006.