Last month Universal acquired US rights to the found footage horror Cybernatural, and tonight comes news that a new title has been given to the film, along with a US release date.
Universal have re-named the Timur Bekmambetov produced horror as Unfriended, and will release the cyber found footage horror in US cinemas on 10th April 2015.
Produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Leo Gabriadze, Unfriended stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman
Timur Bekmambetov presents CYBERNATURAL — a new experience in horror — an acknowledgement that the terrors of modern life no longer take place in forests or graveyards, but on the screens we stare at for hours every day.
The horrors are many… Sites where teens can anonymously cyberbully their peers… Sites where angry lovers can post nude photos of their exes… Sites encouraging the victimized to kill themselves… Sites where those victimized post videos of their suicides for others to see. To copy… And of course… sites where you can reach out to those dead. Where you can conjure them…
CYBERNATURAL is the first of its kind. A first-person exploration of the terrors of our connected experience…
Sadly Universal have pulled the awesome trailer for the film.
Originally titled Sundowning, M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror has also been re-titled by Universal, and now goes by the name of The Visit.
Shyamalan both writes and directs The Visit, which arrives in US cinemas on 11th September 2015. The cast includes Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould and Benjamin Kanes.
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ THE VISIT. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.