Screen Daily have confirmed that Metrodome have acquired the Jason Blum produced horror remake, The Town That Dreaded Sundown for UK release.
Per Screen Daily:
UK distributor Metrodome has finalised its release slate for the first half of 2015 with the acquisition of Jason Blum (Sinister) and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story)-produced horror The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which is set for release next April.
Alfonso Gomez Rejon (American Horror Story) directs the remake of the seventies horror about the unsolved Moonlight Murders of 1946 that took place in the American border town of Texarkana.
The film stars Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Denis O’Hare, Edward Herrmann and Veronica Cartwright.
Metrodome’s Jezz Vernon said: “We were huge fans of the original film but the reboot is an altogether rarer beast – whip smart, terrifying and hugely cinematic. Jason and Ryan came together as huge fans of the original and have produced a truly inspired vision for a return to Texarkana”.
Jason Blum (Sinister, Paranormal Activity, Insidious) is producing along with Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story) is directing. The cast includes Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard.
The BFI festival describes the film:
Drawing inspiration from the 1976 classic of the same name, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s striking debut is not so much a remake as it is a shrewd reinvention, resulting in a genuinely innovative and unexpected meta-horror experience. Set in a world in which the original film exists and is very much part of popular consciousness, this update sees the quiet streets of Texerkana plagued by a maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc on the town decades before. Is history repeating itself? Or has somebody just seen the original film too many times? Perhaps the key to the mystery lies with young high school girl Jami, who must uncover the truth if she wants to survive the carnage.
Meticulously styled with an unmistakable 1970s genre vibe, but with an ultra-modern twist, this is that rare beast – a horror reboot that actually feels like it has been made with horror fans in mind.
And here’s the official synopsis:
Based on a terrifying true story, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the “moonlight murders” begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.