Sequel: new film penned by James Moran heading into production

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Danielle Harris will direct Sequel, for Joe Dante’s production company – and it’s from the pen of James Moran too.

Well, this is exciting. British writer James Moran is someone with a bit of a pedigree to him. He’s written for Doctor Who and Torchwood. He’s penned films such as Severance and Cockneys Vs Zombies. And, crucially, he bought us a coffee one.

It’s this culmination of factors that makes us really pleased for him. For a new screenplay of his is going into production, and sounds really rather exciting.

Sequel is a dark comedy horror, a slasher movie with an all female line-up. Furthermore, the film has lured Danielle Harris (Prank, Among Friends) to direct. Oh, and Joe Dante’s production company is backing it, with Mark Alan producing.

From the official press blurb, Alan said “our team knew immediately James [Moran] was rewriting the rules. It’s like he combined Charlie’s Angels and Scream together to get this entirely fresh subgenre of female action slasher. It’s hilarious and adrenalizing – a dragon only Danielle can tame”.

And in the words of Harris, “I knew as soon as I finished reading the first act that Sequel was the perfect fit for me. I could finally bring all of my experiences in the horror genre behind the camera and into these exceptionally written final girl characters”.

“I’ve been on the hunt for a story that had strong female leads and was intelligent and darkly comedic. I just didn’t want to do anything paranormal since we have enough real-life evil without having to go make shit up. If I’m going to spend the next two years of my life on a film, it has to be fun – and this story has it all”.

Come to think of it, we think we had to pay for our coffee in the end, but nonetheless, we shall swallow our bitterness and congratulate all concerned. More on the movie as we hear it.

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