The corn is calling.
The reboot of 1984’s Children of the Corn–based on the Stephen King 1977 short story–will finally reach theaters this spring and stream on Shudder at a later date, according to a report on Deadline.
The film will hit the big screen March 3 from RLJE Films for an 18-day theatrical run, and then land on-demand and on digital March 21–with an eventual debut on Shudder.
This new adaptation–rated R for “violence and bloody images”–comes from writer/director Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) and reportedly will be more faithful to the original story. Producer Lucas Foster is on record as saying the remake has “almost nothing to do” with the original film. “We went back to the story,” Foster said, “and free-associated from there.”
The feature–starring Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey and Bruce Spence–follows a 12-year-old girl in Nebraska “who is possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield,” according to the synopsis.
The girl then recruits other children in her small town “to go on a bloody rampage and kill the adults and anyone else who opposes them. A bright high school student who won’t go along with therm is the town’s only hope of survival.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Children of the Corn.