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Richard Stanley’s “MALWARE” adds producer; new comments

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s been too long since Richard Stanley (pictured, of HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL) has had a new feature out, and now his futuristic thriller MALWARE is getting closer to rolling. Read on for the update and a few words from Stanley and his collaborators.

Producer Frank Murray (FIRST REFORMED) has come aboard the project as a producer, joining Severin Films’ David Gregory. MALWARE is described as “a noir thriller set in a near-future, post-truth environment,” and Stanley says, MALWARE’s inception came about as a result of the alarm felt by many over the role technology is playing in bringing about this strange new ‘dark age’ of populist sentiment. Without giving too much away, I felt inspired by the sinister nature of the dark web and its invisible hand’s effect on modern society. I think now more than ever, subversive visual storytelling is poised for a comeback, and MALWARE is definitely that.”

Murray says, “Richard Stanley’s vision for this near-futurist retelling of Dante’s INFERNO is not only timely, but it also has all the earmarks of a cult standout among the current barrage of socially conscious thrillers.” Gregory adds, “I wanted to find a producer who was not only excited by the story, but who also had the pedigree to uncompromisingly deliver it to the screen and Frank got it right away.”

Stay tuned for more MALWARE updates!

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.