With a new remake, reboot, redo or reimagining always just around the corner, now comes word on another serving of Black Christmas being carved up.
As officially announced by Blumhouse, a new take on Black Christmas has been booked in for a December 13th big-screen release.
The early word on the film has it pegged as:
Hawthorne College is quieting down the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.
Not just that, but we have some details on who’ll be starring in and handling the picture. In terms of the cast, it’s been announced that Green Room’s Imogen Poots, Charmed’s Aleyse Shannon, Star’s Brittany O’Grady, The Goldbergs’s Lily Donoghue and Choir Boy’s Caleb Eberhardt will feature in the film.
Always Shine’s Sophia Takal is on directing duties for this incarnation of Black Christmas, with Takal working on the screenplay with Widower’s April Wolfe. Jason Blum is on producing duties through the Blumhouse banner, along with Cam’s Adam Hendricks and Rumor Has It’s Ben Cosgrove.
From the early synopsis details, it appears that Black Christmas will largely follow the same narrative as the original 1974 movie. Starring the likes of Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder and John Saxon, that Bob Clark-helmed offering is largely viewed, along with John Carpenter’s Halloween, as starting the slasher craze. A so-so remake was then released in 2006, with the gore amped up for that new spin on the property.
As ever, expect more on Black Christmas as we get it.