This crop is almost ripe for the picking.
The latest adaptation of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn has already had a very limited release, but has been waiting for a major rollout for some time now, and this week news broke that should delight the horror master’s fan base.
The reboot–based on King’s original 1977 short story–will finally enjoy a widespread release this fall (no specific date yet), according to the website for ANVL Entertainment. No word yet on whether the film will land in theaters or on a streamer, so stay tuned.
This adaptation–rated R for “violence and bloody images”–comes from writer/director Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) and reportedly will be more faithful to King’s original vision and not follow the lead of the first 1984 film.
Producer Lucas Foster is on record as saying this remake has “almost nothing to do” with the original film. “We went back to the story,” Foster said, “and free-associated from there.”
This new film–starring Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey and Bruce Spence–follows “a psychopathic 12-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska who recruits other children and goes on a bloody rampage–killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high school student who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival.”
The Children of the Corn franchise–which includes nine sequels–began with the 1984 film that stars Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton (of Terminator and TV’s Beauty and the Beast fame). There was even a small-screen version that aired on Syfy in 2009.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Children of the Corn.