‘Hunting Season’ Blends Horror With Science-Fiction

Horror filmmaker James Wan takes fans on a trip through time in his upcoming movie adventure.

Hunting Season–helmed by Wan, who brought The Conjuring to screen life–is based on a 1951 short story by “techno-thriller” author Frank M. Robinson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Robinson also co-wrote The Glass Inferno, one of the two books that combined to make the 1974 disaster blockbuster The Towering Inferno.

Adapting the story for the screen is Derek Kolstad, who penned scripts for the successful John Wick series starring Keanu Reeves. Starlight and Star Plus will be financing the film.

Wan also will act as producer–with his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear–along with Transformers producer Don Murphy–with the help of his Angry Films partner Susan Montford. Peter Luo and Judson Scott will serve as executive producers.

Hunting Season is described by the filmmakers as the story of “a law officer from the future who is declared an enemy of the state and sentenced to be executed by being sent to the past and stalked by a posse.”

The hunted lawman, as explained, has a mere three days to become acclimated to this unfamiliar era and find a way to survive.

Aptly enough, the film is being likened to 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Running Man.

In related news, Wan’s Atomic Monster group is currently in post-production on Malignant, another horror film Wan steered for Starlight Media and Midas Innovation that will be released by New Line.

Atomic Monster also is wrapping up work on The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It for New Line and There’s Something Inside Your House for Netflix.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional information, including an expected release date, on Hunting Season.

Thomas Tuna
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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