By MICHAEL GINGOLD
And one of the stars of the rebooted SCREAM franchise is joining her.
Variety reports that director Josh Ruben (WEREWOLVES WITHIN and SCARE ME, and star of A WOUNDED FAWN) will helm GREEN BANK from a script by Aaron Horwitz (THE CLEANSING HOUR). Tatiana Maslany (pictured), from ORPHAN BLACK and GINGER SNAPS: UNLEASHED, and Jasmin Savoy Brown of last year’s SCREAM and the soon-to-open SCREAM VI are starring. According to the trade, “The story takes place in a real American town where wifi, cell service and all other radio transmissions are heavily forbidden. The film follows infant sleep-trainer Sloan [Brown], who realizes that the parents of the child she’s caring for are much more than the clueless yuppies they seem to be.” International sales for GREEN BANK will be launched by Protagonist Pictures at this month’s European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival.
“In a marketplace where original horror-thrillers slay at the box office,” Ruben says, “we need no further proof that audiences want to have fun at the movies again. That’s the magic word. Fun. Horror is the bulletproof genre, and GREEN BANK has the full package–it’s smart, scary and wickedly funny.”
“Josh has envisioned a perfectly paced rollercoaster of a horror that expertly delivers on its promise to jolt, thrill, and terrify audiences, all while keeping them grinning from ear to ear,” says Protagonist CEO Dave Bishop. “GREEN BANK is wall-to-wall, fright-filled fun led by a fiercely talented cast hailing from beloved franchises. This fresh, subversive take on the genre, which continues to dominate at the box office, is the perfect offering for our partners.”