Totally unexpected news of the month comes from Australia, where apparently there is a brand new remake of Stephen King’s Children Of The Corn taking place!
The guys over on Bloody Disgusting and Club Stephen King unearthed this little bit of news as it was listed on an article by The Hollywood Reported over the weekend!
The film itself, despite many films being shut down due to what is happening out there, is still being filmed and its directed by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) and produced by Lucas Foster.
Here is what was written on the Hollywood Reporter article….
“On the outskirts of Sydney, producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer have managed to quietly continue their shoot on The Children of the Corn, a remake of the 1984 horror classic, despite lockdown measures imposed across Australia on March 23. Foster secured an exemption to the general quarantine rules, which limit public gatherings to two people, by working closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production’s protocols.”
“The film’s outdoor locations, its local cast and crew, and its status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns that have hit other film shoots across the country. Screen NSW said Children of the Corn “significantly reduced its cast and crew size and is implementing health and safety protocols in line with government restrictions for workplaces … and is keeping local police informed on their operation.”
From what many websites are saying, this is not a direct sequel from the long running franchise, but an actual remake of the 1984 hit!
How is this brand new information?