Movie News: 26 Directors To Teach Us THE ABC’S OF DEATH

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Now this sounds very cool indeed! Drafthouse Films have just announced that work has begun on a new horror anthology flick that will feature the work of 25 established genre directors (+ one contest winner!)

“Each director is assigned a letter and every letter represents a word that acts as a springboard to tell a short story about death”, reads the official statement, “a linking device will open, connect and close. This unique anthology will be a celebration of death in all its forms, from the shocking and exotic to the humorously droll. It's up to each director to interpret the letter they are assigned as creatively and outrageously as they see fit.”

Producer Ant Timpson adds: “This project was inspired by my young sons being introduced to the world through their ABC’s books. The idea of subverting that format to reveal a study in all the dastardly and humorous ways a person can leave this world appealed on multiple levels. And it was somewhat fitting to learn that the earliest forms of the ABCs books actually did use fear of punishment to teach the young.”

Here’s a roll call of all involved:

Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter)

Angela Bettis (Roman)

Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat)

Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)

Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mirageman)

Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet (Amer)

Gadi Harel (DeadGirl)

Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja)

Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police)

Simon Rumley (Red, White and Blue)

Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura (Yakuza Weapon)

Marcel Sarmiento (DeadGirl)

Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film)

Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre)

Andrew Traucki (Black Water)

Nacho Vigalando (TimeCrimes)

Jake West (Evil Aliens)

Ti West (The House of the Devil)

Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace)

Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way To Die)

All aspiring filmmakers out there interested in being the 26th director should bookmark the official website where they will be announcing the full competition deets shortly.

Expect THE ABC’S OF DEATH to hit sometime in 2012.

Got a favourite director on the list? Thinking of going for that 26th spot? Let us know with your comments below!

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