Vincenzo Natali Launches Production On Reverse Ghost Story HAUNTER

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Vincenzo Natali Launches Production On Reverse Ghost Story HAUNTER
Science fiction fans eagerly awaiting the Vincenzo Natali directed adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Because while the acclaimed director of Cube and Splice has just launched production of a new film in Toronto it is something completely different.


April 13, 2012. Toronto Principal photography on Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube) new feature, Haunter, from Copperheart Entertainment, starring Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Rango, Little Miss Sunshine), Stephen McHattie (300, Watchmen, Immortals), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill:Revelation, Lucky Number Slevin), Michelle Nolden (Red, Time Traveler's Wife)  and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has begun.
Haunter, directed by Vincenzo Natali from a screenplay written by Brian King  (Cypher, Night Train), is produced by Steven Hoban (Splice, Ryan, The Ginger Snaps trilogy), and co-produced by Mark Smith (388 Arletta Avenue, The Spine). Principal photography will run from April 16 until May 19, 2012 in Toronto and Brantford. Release is slated for 2013.
In this reverse ghost story, teenage Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in 1986 under sinister circumstances but remain trapped in their house, unable to move on. Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help her present-day, living counterpart, Olivia, avoid the same fate Lisa and her family suffered.
"HAUNTER vividly demonstrates that even ghosts have a lot to be afraid of. Brian King's script constructs a Borgian Labyrinth out of the most mundane settings and shows us how even in our everyday lives, we are spirits living in the material world," says Natali.
Cinematography by Jon Joffin (Daydream Nation, Alice, The Andromeda Strain) with production design by Peter Cosco (388 Arletta Avenue, Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl, Nothing), costume design by Patrick Antosh (388 Arletta Avenue, American Psycho) and editing by Michael Doherty (Survival of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Land of the Dead).
Haunter is distributed in Canada by Entertainment One and in the UK by STUDIOCANAL. US sales will be handled by CAA.
I'm assured that Neuromancer is indeed still in the works as well, it's just that it's big and expensive and the financing is still being assembled.

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Joe YoungApril 16, 2012 4:54 PM

"Science fiction fans eagerly awaiting the Vincenzo Natali directed adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer are going to have to wait a little bit longer. "

Really Mr Brown...? Sad news.....even though Haunter sounds very entertaining. Will it be more entertaining then Beetle Juice (1988) & The Frighteners (1996)..?

Todd BrownApril 16, 2012 6:17 PM

Not sure what you're trying to say with the first line there, honestly. I know tons of people waiting for Natali's Neuromancer. Personally I'm glad it landed with a really smart writer / director like him rather than a more pop culture oriented guy. And I wouldn't expect Haunter to be anything even REMOTELY like the films you're mentioning. At all.

Joe YoungApril 16, 2012 8:32 PM

Well.....I think you misundertsand me or maybe I misconstructed my post somehow......Natali is good choice I always thought but what I MEANT with sad news is this loooooong waiting.....anyhow it seems like it´s going to get made at least. it´s a Lake Mungo type story we are expecting..? Ok.....

Todd BrownApril 16, 2012 9:01 PM

Ah, gotcha. I'll be happy when Neuromancer is finally up and running, too. Natali is being very tight lipped about it but he swears he's cracked the story in a way that'll totally work on the screen and he has Gibson's blessing on the script. So that's good. He's kept pretty mum on this, too, though I may be visiting the set next week. I'll have a better idea what he's up to then!

Joe YoungApril 17, 2012 7:56 AM

Ok....yeah, this silence worries me....but you will write something more(maybe?) about later on..?

Todd BrownApril 17, 2012 9:53 AM

There's nothing to be worried about, they just don't think there's any benefit to having information circulating this far before they actually make the thing. Always better from a PR point of view to have things come out so that it'll build up to the actual release.