With The Woman in Black still doing great business at the US box office, Hammer has revealed details of its next project, The Quiet Ones.
Written and to be directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop) The Quiet Ones tells the story of professor who uses controversial methods and sets his best students a very different chalenge: to create a poltergeist.
Hammer say the film is inspired by true events and reveal the story will see , the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity.
As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.
The film is currently in pre-production and will start shooting in May 2012 in South Africa.
Pogue said: “The Quiet Ones will take its audience on a thrilling ride of jumps, scares and eerie tingles which combined with set-pieces of unbearable tension will propel them through the shadowy chambers that imprison the tortured mind.
“It’s a dark and claustrophobic picture which will portray how human desire can become trapped in an insidious world of its own creation and how you should always…be careful what you wish for.”
Hammer and parent company Exclusive Media will launch international sales for the film at Berlin’s European Film Market.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice Chairman of Exclusive Media said: “We can’t wait to showcase The Quiet Ones at EFM. It’s an incredibly chilling and sinister picture that we are proud to be a part of.”
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