Black Christmas is an upcoming slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, and written by Takal and April Wolfe. It is the second remake of the 1974 Canadian film Black Christmas, after the 2006 film, and stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead, and Cary Elwes.
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are remaking the cult horror pic “Black Christmas” with Imogen Poots starring. The studio will release the film on Dec. 13.Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt are also set to star with Sophia Takal directing. Takal and April Wolfe penned the script.
Blum will produce for Blumhouse Productions with Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks producing for Divide Conquer. Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke of Divide Conquer will executive produce.The 1974 original, considered a cult classic, followed a group of sorority girls who are stalked by a stranger on Christmas break. Blumhouse and Universal saw huge success after last fall’s “Halloween” reboot, which was a huge success with a sequel in the works.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 13, 2019.
The first trailer for Blumhouse’s Black Christmas has arrived. Released in 1974 and directed by (of all people) A Christmas Story’s Bob Clark, the original Black Christmas revolved around a sorority whose members are stalked and murdered by a killer during the Christmas season, and is now regarded as one of the pioneering slasher films (one that influenced later hits like Halloween).
It was remade by Final Destination cowriter Glen Morgan in 2006, but the project went through several rewrites and reshoots (at the behest of Dimension heads Bob and Harvey Weinstein), and was ultimately dismissed as a gory, yet bland rehash by many critics and horror buffs alike.