'The Raid', 'Blair Witch' Directors Sign Up for 'V/H/S/2' (Exclusive)
Some news perfect for Halloween: Gareth Evans, who directed The Raid, and Eduardo Sanchez, director of The Blair Witch Project and Lovely Molly, are co-writing and co-directing segments of a second installment of V/H/S, the hit horror anthology that had people fainting at the Sundance Film Festival.
Joining Evans and Sanchez for V/H/S/2 are Jason Eisener, won directed Hobo With a Shotgun, Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre) and Sanchez’s producing partner Gregg Hale.
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In the new movie, Adam Wingard, the helmer behind You’re Next and A Horrible Way to Die, is directing a full segment, while Simon Barrrett, the writer of Wingard’s pics who also penned two segments of V/H/S, will make his directorial debut.
Sanchez is co-directing his section with Hale and also co-wrote it with his Lovely Molly scribe Jamie Nash. Evans is co-directing his segment with Tjahjanto.
The first movie followed a group of students hired to break into a desolate house to find a lost VHS tape, paving the way for the movie to go into a series of found-footage stories directed by up-and-coming genre filmmakers. The new movie follows a similar structure, with a pair of investigators discovering a tape while looking for a student.
V/H/S/2 is being produced and financed by the Collective in association with genre brand Bloody Disgusting, which began life as a horror website but has now branched out into producing, among other things.
The original producing team of Gary Binkow, Bloody Disgusting’s Brad Miska and The Collective's Roxanne Benjamin are back, while Wingard and Barrett are now joining Site B's Zak Zeman and Bloody Disgusting's Tom Owen as executive producers.
The movie is shooting in L.A., Maryland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Indonesia.
V/H/S was acquired by Magnet Releasing out of Sundance and is now in limited theaters as well as various on-demand platforms. A Dec. 4 home video release follows.
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