It has been well over a year since we last heard any news on director Olatunde Osunsanmi latest horror flick, Evidence. The director has previously given us The Fourth Kind and WIthIN, and now he returns with a proper found footage style horror starring Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer.
In Evidence the found footage angle is used by police investigating a mass murder, and the footage is watched by detectives trying to piece together exactly what happened. Variety reports that the film has been acquired by Image Entertainment for US distribution, and they plan on releasing the film in the summer. Hopefully a UK release date will follow shortly after.
In Evidence, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) both play detectives investigating a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station. The titular evidence comes from the various recording devices found at the scene, which the detectives must pore over in order to piece together the sequence of events and find their killer. It sounds like the proper use of a found footage film, where footage is actually found and watched, instead of just presented without context. The film also stars Torrey DeVitto (The Vampire Diaries), Dale Dickey (True Blood), Harry Lennix (Dollhouse), and Nolan Gerard Funk (Glee).
The screenplay was written by newcomer John Swetnam, who wrote and directed the short film Evidence that the feature is based on. Swetnam also has the high school tornado survival film Black Sky in post-production for director Stephen Quale.