FOX GETS VISITATION RIGHTS
20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to THE VISITATION, the second film based on a novel by religious horror author Frank Peretti (following last year?s HANGMAN?S CURSE). A production of Namesake Entertainment, which also made HANGMAN, the new movie stars Edward (T2) Furlong as a young man who shows up in a small town and begins performing miracles. At first the residents are overjoyed, but a local minister (INSOMNIA?s Martin Donovan), who has lost his faith after the murder of his wife, isn?t so sure. Two of the town?s pastors, played by Kelly (DRUGSTORE COWBOY) Lynch and country singer Randy Travis, begin investigating the stranger and discover he?s actually a malevolent force, whereupon all heck breaks loose. Robby Henson, whose credits include TV?s GHOST STORIES, directed from a script by Brian (TO END ALL WARS) Godawa; no release plans have yet been announced, but the film will likely go wider via Fox Home Video, which did well with HANGMAN, than in theaters. Furlong also recently wrapped the indie thriller CRUEL WORLD, about reality TV show winners stalked by a maniac at a dreary mansion. Kelsey T. Howard directed from a script he wrote with Paul T. Murray; David B. (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) Miller created the makeup FX.
Courtesy of Fangoria