By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Adam Egypt Mortimer, the filmmaker behind SOME KIND OF HATE (pictured) and the “New Year’s Eve” segment of HOLIDAYS, has begun shooting his second feature, the supernatural thriller DANIEL ISN’T REAL.
Based on the novel IN THIS WAY I WAS SAVED by Brian DeLeeuw, who scripted the movie with Mortimer, DANIEL ISN’T REAL is produced by genre specialist SpectreVision and ACE Pictures, and shooting on New York City locations. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane and Hannah Marks star; the synopsis: “Troubled college freshman Luke [Robbins] suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel [Schwarzenegger] to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind—and his soul.”
SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood, who is producing the film with Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Lisa Whalen, says, “DANIEL ISN’T REAL is a stylized, sexy, and emotionally nuanced supernatural thriller. A terrifying look into the things that everyone hides beneath the surface. We’re very excited to begin our partnership with ACE Pictures on such a visionary project.”