A trailer for the remake of the Russian Horror film Viy has been released, an adaptation of a story by Nikolai Gogol. Filming for Viy started in 2005 and has been subject to massive delays, reshoots, changes in companies involved in the films, and massive budget overruns. But it would now appear to be nearing completion, despite more than doubling the original budget.
Directed by Oleg Stepchenko, the anticipated release date for the film is October 2013. Reportedly being shot in 3D, the trailer is clearly trying to capture international appeal. Check it out below.
Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing but chance and heavy fog could bring him to this cursed place. People who live here do not resemble any other people which the traveler saw before that. The villagers, having dug a deep moat to fend themselves from the rest of the world, share a naive belief that they could save themselves from evil, failing to understand that evil has made its nest in their souls and is waiting for an opportunity to gush out upon the world. (Source: IMDB)