Blumhouse to Remake ‘Black Christmas’ with Director Sophia Takal

Collider | 6/13/2019 | Jeff Sneider
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Blumhouse has turned to a familiar face with Sophia Takal (Blumhouse TV’s Into the Dark) set to direct a remake of Black Christmas, based on Bob Clark‘s classic 1974 slasher movie. Per Blumhouse’s plot description, “Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.”

Imogen Poots (Green Room) is set to star alongside Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Brittany O’Grady (Star), Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs) and Caleb Eberhardt (Broadway’s Choir Boy). April Wolfe (Widower) co-wrote the script with Takal, who previously directed the “New Year, New You” entry for Hulu’s Into the Dark anthology series, which is produced by Blumhouse Television.

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Jason Blum (Halloween) will produce for Blumhouse along with Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks (Cam) of Divide/Conquer. Greg Gilreath (Bloodline) and Zac Locke (Adopt-A-Highway) of Divide/Conquer will executive produce. Black Christmas will shoot in New Zealand, and Universal will release the film on Dec. 13, 2019, so it takes the place of the previously announced untitled Blumhouse film on the calendar.

Black Christmas is set several days before the titular holiday and follows a group of sorority sisters who are stalked and murdered in their house during a winter storm. Willard filmmaker Glen Morgan directed a loose remake of Black Christmas back in in 2006, popularly known as Black X-Mas, that starred Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth...
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