During all the madness and mayhem of the American Film Market, a number of new horror films were talked about, and today comes an update on one of them.
The Diabolical was announced during the busy AFM shenanigans, and the press release stated that the first casting updates would be revealed soon, and now it has.
Ali Larter, who has been seen in Final Destination 2, TV series Heroes and Resident Evil Extinction & Afterlife, is set to star in the Diabolical as Madison. Full details of her character are in the plot synopsis below.
Content announced at AFM that the next film from its prolific partnership with hit genre producer Ross M. Dinerstein’s Preferred Film & TV (PFT), post this summer’s productions of Dark Summer and The Pact 2, will be Alistair Legrand’s THE DIABOLICAL. The terrifying and intense new horror film will mark Legrand’s directorial debut; he also co-wrote the script with Luke Harvis.
“We are really excited to be working with Alistair on this unique project,” said producer Ross M. Dinerstein, “Developing the film with him has been a real pleasure, and we can’t wait to introduce him to the extended production family we’re building here at Preferred.”
Currently in pre-production, THE DIABOLICAL follows Madison and her children in their quiet suburban home as they are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Madison desperately seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to undertake.
Content’s Carmichael said, “Our model with Ross allows us to act fast on the films we love, and THE DIABOLICAL brings a strikingly original twist on a genre we’re passionate about. We’ve been thrilled to be able to support some very strong emerging talent [these] last 18 months, and we’re delighted to add Alistair to that roster.”
THE DIABOLICAL is set to begin production early next year.