Never tick off a pagan war goddess.
A new horror entry titled The Morrigan is gearing up to start filming early next month in Northern Ireland, according to a report on Deadline. AMP will handle global sales, and will start work this month ahead of the American Film Market.
The film–expected to start production Nov. 6–comes from writer/director Colum Eastwood (Black Medicine), and is based on the short movie of the same name. The producers include Ashley Holberry and Gavin Cosmo Mehrtens.
Starring Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) and Toby Stephens (Black Sails), the feature follows an archaeologist who travels to Ireland to excavate an ancient tomb.
But, unfortunately, the site conceals “a danger hidden from mankind for centuries.” And, once this danger is unleashed, the woman “must battle to save her rebellious teenage daughter from possession by a pagan war goddess known as The Morrigan.”
AMP’s James Norrie said the film “breathes new life into the demonic possession genre. It manages to be a balls-to-the-wall horror movie, as well as a female-centric film showcasing just how far a mother will go to protect her child.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Morrigan.