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Alice Eve boards “THE QUEEN MARY,” based on real-life shipboard hauntings

Monday, March 1, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The movie will be the first of a planned trilogy surrounding the legendary ocean liner.

Alice Eve (pictured), whose credits include IRON FIST, THE RAVEN and STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, will star in THE QUEEN MARY for director Gary Shore, who scripted with Stephen Oliver and Tom Vaughan. The trio of planned pictures will draw from the true history of the Queen Mary, which is docked at Long Beach, CA and draws over two million visitors a year, attracted by the many stories of ghostly occurrences there; Time magazine called it the most haunted place in the world.

“I’m fascinated, obsessed and disturbed by this ship,” Shore says. “There’s something very dark and human about her. It’s a stylistic tightrope between reverence and horror.”

“We were immediately obsessed with Gary’s intelligent and twisted multi-film take on a great American legend, and could not be more excited working with an extremely gifted actor in bringing this story to audiences around the world,” says Brett Tomberlin of Imagination Design Works, which is developing and producing the movies with Nigel Sinclair and Nicholas Ferrall of White Horse Pictures, Thorsten Schumacher and Lars Sylvest for Rocket Science and Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook of Newscope.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.