By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The director is incorporating new virtual technology for this terror tale.
108 Media has announced its partnership with Alex Proyas’ Heretic Foundation and Mystery Clock Cinema on a series of projects, beginning with the period fright film SISTER DARKNESS. Scripted by Proyas and set to role in his home country of Australia late this year, it is described as “a macabre female-driven fever dream of revenge and gothic terror with deep franchise potential, along the same vein as Proyas’ cult hit THE CROW. The whip-smart and stylish SISTER DARKNESS is set in 1930s UK at a time when women were marginalized and exploited. It follows the newly wed but unhappy Alice who stumbles across her doppelganger Isla, whose existence is a mystery seeped in a tale of bloody retribution against her oppressors, the hellish supernatural nightscape, and a dread uprising against the deceitful aristocracy. Proyas’ primary vision is inspired by UK horror movies of the ’60s and ’70s with deep reverence to legendary films such as THE INNOCENTS and THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE.”
The production will employ a new virtual production process, and Proyas, whose credits also include DARK CITY, KNOWING and GODS OF EGYPT, says, “We are excited to be embarking with 108 Media on what we genuinely believe will be the first step of a long and fruitful journey together. Sister Darkness will be a milestone in the use of virtual production at this scale and Heretic’s talented team will allow us to establish production values at much higher levels in this budget range than ever before thought achievable. This is the future of filmmaking.”