Many news outlets are reporting the potential for a decline in ticket sales at the summer box office due to sequel fatigue, competition from streaming services, and an overall lower quality of blockbuster this summer. While the tales of streaming killing the box office are a bit over-rated (and over-reported), the first major flop of the summer season, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie (which could only draw $15 million dollars in its opening weekend, carrying a $175 million dollar budget price tag), has some studios “quaking in their boots”. Will it be up to horror films to once again save the summer?
Coming off of an unusually busy (and profitable) winter season, this summer’s slate of horror films brings some well-known franchises, properties, and directors, as well as some expensive and inexpensive gambles to your local multiplex. These films will not only be competing with each other for horror fans’ dollars, but they will naturally also have to contend with the usual high profile tent-pole action and super hero films. Let’s take a look at the upcoming releases and trailers below and please use this as your Horror News Network guide for the summer season: read more
John Leonetti (Annablell) will direct the horror thriller Wish Upon from Broad Green. The script was on the black list and written by Barbara Marshall. Production is set to start in the fall. No cast has been announced yet. It will be produced by Sherryl Clark (Busted Shark Productions).
The plot description says: When 16-year-old misfit Claire finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted, she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment.
Broad Green CEO Daniel Hammond said, “We are thrilled that John has come onboard to direct Wish Upon. His impeccable eye towards realism and talent for catching audiences off-guard will, without a doubt, make this film unforgettable.” read more