Jason Blum’s Blumhouse is becoming something of a modern day Hammer Horror production company. The constant flow of horror projects from the Blum is quite impressive. Some don’t quite hit the mark whilst others are superbly crafted little horror treats. ‘The Veil’ is the latest small budget genre production that is set to revolve around the theme of cults and mass suicides. And the project, to be helmed by Phil Joanou (‘Final Analysis’), has landed its leading man in the form of Thomas Jane (‘The Mist’). Joanou will helm from a script provided by ‘Hell Baby’ star and co-writer Robert Ben Garant whilst Universal are poised to distribute.
“The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.”
‘The Veil’ is set to begin shooting this April.
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