Movie News: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Remake Finds Its Lead…

Written by Kris Heys Wednesday, 03 April 2013

Movie News

First up, yes, Hollywood are remaking the 1976 cult flick THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN. For those who haven’t seen it, it tells the true (ish) tale of a sack-masked serial killer on the loose in a small Texas town. The “remake” will take the unusual approach and set it in the same town, but in present day, where a brutal massacre occurs at a screening of the original movie! (Which is quite cool, but didn't they kinda do that in SCREAM already?) 

Most encouragingly, there’s a powerful bunch of talented folk behind the movie: AMERICAN HORROR STORY co-creator Ryan Murphy is producing alongside Jason Blum, one of the minds behind the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series, SINISTER, and INSIDIOUS. On directing duties is  Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who helmed five episodes of AHS for Murphy across its two seasons, and the script is penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also behind the upcoming CARRIE remake.

Signing on to play the lead role – the lone survivor of the movie massacre who sets out to find out the who was behind it - twenty-two year old actress Addison Timlin (pictured above), star of such shows as CALIFORNICATION (in which she spends a lot of her screentime getting jiggy with Fox Mulder) and new fantasy drama ZERO HOUR. 

We'll have more on the film as it develops...

Source: Deadline 

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