Ari Aster To Produce Horror Pic From Michael R. Jackson

Details are very sketchy on a new horror film from A24, but the pedigrees involved are quite impressive.

Michael R. Jackson–the playwright/composer who won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama–has taken his first steps into horror with a new feature, according to a report on Deadline. And Ari Aster–the filmmaker behind such genre successes as Hereditary and Midsommar–is on board as a producer.

The new film–still untitled at this point in time–is reportedly in the early stages of development.

Jackson took home the Pulitzer Prize last year for his play A Strange Loop, which debuted at Playwright Horizons in 2019. The play follows a young gay Black writer trying to develop a musical.

Jackson–who also has won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award for his writing–is currently working on a new musical, White Girl in Danger.

Aster–who wrote and directed Hereditary and Midsommar–will produce the new horror film with Lars Knudsen under their Square Peg banner.

Hereditary–Aster’s 2018 directorial debut–became A24’s highest-grossing film ever, earning $80 on a $10-million budget. The next year’s Midsommar also was well received by critics and moviegoers, raking in $48 million on a budget of just $9 million.

With so many question marks floating around the new film, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest updates.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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