Dimension’s entry into the Amityville franchise seems to have been languishing in no man’s land since we first saw that great trailer last year. Amityville: The Awakening was supposed to come out in January but was yanked from the schedule for reshoots and other mysterious movie-people terms.
With another new film coming out soon…The Lazarus Effect…producer Jason Blum let slip some info on the Amityville movie. Here is what he had to say:
“We’re still in post on it. I’m very, very happy with it. We’re continuing to have conversations with Dimension and Weinstein about how it’s going to come out, but it’s definitely going to come out. I think people are going to like it, Jennifer Jason Leigh is great in the movie. I’m hoping to do another movie with Franck. I’m really pleased with it, my guess is we’ll announce when it’ll come out sometime in the next twelve months.”
Personally I am hoping for a Halloween release.
According to those in the know, Dimension’s new Amityville film is done and they are preparing a trailer. No word on when we will see it but I have my money on Halloween. The rumor mill also has revealed that the movie has a new name as well.
First it was Amityville: The Lost Tapes, then it became just Amityville. Now the movie is called Amityville: The Awakening. Makes me wonder if this is a reboot of sorts and might be setting up another series of movies. A guy can hope!
Amityville: The Awakening, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne arrives in theaters January 2, 2015.
Dimension Films announced that their addition to the eternal Amityville franchise entitled simply “Amityville” will hit US theaters on Friday January 2, 2015. This movie, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne, started out at a found footage movie called “Amityville: The Lost Tapes”. Reportedly that script was discarded in favor of a fresh new story involving a single mother (Leigh) who moves into 112 Ocean Avenue with her kids.
Here’s what producer Jason Blum had to say about the project:
“It’s a departure. It’s not inspired. It’s not a retelling of the original Amityville story. That’s all I’m saying. What we did with Amityville is I sat down with Frank and I said, ‘I’m excited to do this because everyone is really cynical about it and thinks it’s going to be terrible. I like being the underdog, so let’s do it.’ But I said, ‘Let’s do something that will be completely unexpected because everyone’s walking into it rolling their eyes.’ You’ll tell me on January 3rd if we did that, but I think we came up with something.”