This brings new meaning to “rest in peace”.
The Shrouds–the latest genre effort from writer/director David Cronenberg–will start shooting May 8 in Toronto with its leading actors in place, according to a report on Deadline.
Cronenberg–who has called this film “a very personal project” with parts that are autobiographical–will work with Vincent Cassel (La Haine), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) and Guy Pearce (Memento). No release window has yet been announced.
In the film, Karsh (Cassel), a businessman and grieving widower, builds “a novel device to connect with the dead within a burial shroud,” according to the synopsis. This tool–installed at his own state-of-the-art cemetery–“allows him and his clients to watch their departed loved ones decompose in real time.”
This revolutionary venture is about to break into the international mainstream “when several graves in the cemetery are vandalized and nearly destroyed–including that of Karsh’s wife. This mystery drives him to re-evaluate his business, marriage and fidelity to his late wife’s memory–as well as push him to new beginnings.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Shrouds.