The producers of Smile set up their next horror project.

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Don’t like clowns? Find cornfields daunting? Then you’ll love the sound of the upcoming horror Clown In A Cornfield.

Happy halloween everybody! If the two Stephen King adaptations, It and Children Of The Corn rank high on your horror list, you’ll be intrigued to learn that the producers of Smile are looking to tag team frightening clowns and unnerving cornfields in one frightening film in the form of Clown In A Cornfield.

Smile enjoyed a good run in cinemas recently and whilst it didn’t offer anything groundbreaking to the genre, it was well-made, employed a lot of traditional horror elements effectively and as a film, was successful in what it set out to do. Audiences seemed to warm to it and it performed well commercially too, scratching an itch that the far more expensive and high-profile Halloween Ends didn’t, for some horror fans at least.

For their next project, the producers of Smile, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment are planning to adapt the Adam Cesare novel featuring clowns and cornfields. Whilst no plot details have yet been revealed, the setup for the book sounds rather fun:

“Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.”

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil's Eli Craig is set to direct and the project is set to go up for sale at the American Film Market. With Smile's recent strong performance and Clown In A Cornfield seeming like a very pitchable idea, we don’t think this one will have a problem getting picked up. There’s no release date scheduled as yet, but we’ll let you know more as we hear it.


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