More murders most foul.
A remake of the controversial 1978 horror flick Faces of Death will start shooting later this month, and another actor joined the cast this week, according to a report on Deadline.
Josie Totah (Saved By The Bell) will star in the film alongside the previously announced Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria) and Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things). Director Daniel Goldhaber will work from a screenplay by Isa Mazzei, with Susan Montford, Don Murphy and Cory Kaplan producing.
This Legendary Entertainment reimagining will follow a female moderator of a YouTube-like website whose job is to “weed out offensive and violent content” and who “stumbles across a group that is recreating the murders from the original film,:” according to the synopsis.
The original Faces of Death–from writer/director John Alan Schwartz–follows pathologist Francis B. Gross (Michael Carr), a host who presents gruesome deaths caught on tape. Though the movie appears to show actual deaths, most of the footage was shot specifically for the film–complete with actors and production crew members.
The movie–banned in several countries and ripped by many critics–was nonetheless a box office smash, earning $35 million globally on a budget of just $450,000.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this remake of Faces of Death.