JOEL SILVER AND GOTHIKA
When something works well, dwell in the footsteps a little. Joel Silver's next flick, Gothika, starring Penelope Cruz and Robert Downey Jr., looks like it may be following Dreamworks footsteps with a Ring like feel.......
Sci-Fi reports, 'Producer Joel Silver told SCI FI Wire that the upcoming horror film Gothika?in which a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) awakens as a ghost-haunted patient?will be far scarier than his previous House on Haunted Hill, Thirteen Ghosts or Ghost Ship. Those films were also released under Silver and Bob Zemeckis' Dark Castle Entertainment banner.'
'When I saw the success of The Ring?and frankly I liked The Ring?I didn't think it would have such tremendous appeal,' Silver said in an interview. 'But I thought The Ring was scary. So we said, 'Let's try and go in that direction.''
'Silver added that Oscar winner Berry signed on after reading writer Sebastian Gutierrez's script, which the producer described as 'really, really scary.' Penelope Cruz and Robert Downey have also joined the cast, under director Mathieu Kassovitz. Silver said that he's been watching Kassovitz's career.'
'He made this picture, The Crimson Rivers, which I thought was really eerie and weird,' Silver said. 'I thought that he could be like a Darren Aronofsky-type guy, who could do a movie that could have weight and punch to it, and that would still be scary and eerie.' Gothika begins shooting in a few weeks.'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting