British director and effects specialist Paul Hyett is making quite a name for himself in the world of horror. His first two directorial projects, The Seasoning House and the just released Howl have both been extremely well received by both fans and critics, and his next film is sounding pretty freaking awesome.
The Pool was acquired by The Salt Company over a year ago, and now the very first sales art has been unleashed, along with a little insight into the film.
What we know so far is that the film sounds very much like Stephen King’s Cujo, and see’s a rabid dog disturb a group of partygoers using a pool in a secluded house for a weekend of naughty behaviour.
To go with the poster, it has now (oddly) been revealed that the film is being billed as Jaws meets Parnormal Activity, which doesn’t quite fit. However, regardless of that, the film is guaranteed to be incredible if Hyett is in charge.
It has also been promised that the film will boast never seen before special effects, which is very exciting!
UK sales outfit The Salt Company has boarded international rights to horror The Pool, to be directed by Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House, Howl).
Written by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera (with revisions by Hyett, Conal Palmer and Steven Lally), and set to be produced by Tim Dennison of Tall Man Films, The Pool follows a pool party at a luxury cliff top location that becomes a desperate fight for survival when the beloved family dog turns rabid.
FX specialist Hyett, who has worked on hits including The Descent and The Woman in Black, said: “What elevates a horror into a classic is making the audience terrified of the everyday – in this case, man’s best friend.” Hyett is handling FX for the project.