Gary Oldman Signs on for Supernatural Nautical Thriller ‘Mary’

You’re always guaranteed an incredible performance by Gary Oldman in pretty much anything he works on. Horror fans love his portrayal of Prince Vlad in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and of Mason Verger in Hannibal, and he has added some unforgettable touches to a variety of dramas and mainstream action flicks over the years. His versatility makes every new project exciting, and this time he’s turning his attention toward the ocean for an upcoming supernatural thriller!

THR reports that Oldman will star in Mary, a movie about a desperate family isolated on a ship sailing the sea. The following is their synopsis of the story:

“Mary centers on a struggling family that buys an old ship at auction with the high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover the ship’s horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters.”

Sounds like The Shining on the high seas!

The script was written by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows) and Michael Goi (director and cinematographer of episodes of American Horror Story and Salem) will direct. Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One will co-finance and produce the film. We should be hearing more about the project shortly because it is scheduled to enter principal photography as early as late September in this year. Production is set to take place in Alabama. Based on the fact that the film takes place in a boat, it’s a safe bet to assume production will occur on the very south end of Alabama, the part that touches the Gulf of Mexico!

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this creepy boat story as they break!


John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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