Rob Zombie Will Direct THE LORDS OF SALEM
Haunted Movies, a movie banner between UK’s Alliance Films and the producers of Paranormal Activity (Jason Blum, Oren Peli, an Steven Schneider) announced that the third film under the new banner would be THE LORDS OF SALEM, directed by Rob Zombie.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Octane will prepare Haunted Movies’ lineup for the European Film Market in Berlin, and will show the foreign buyers footage from The Bay directed by Barry Levinson. In addition to selling Lords of Salem, Octane also handled the sale of Insidious for Haunted Movies, which is set for release on April 1st.
Alliance is currently fully financing different films by the producers, and Xavier Marchand, the president of world wide distribution stated: “We are elated to work with masters of the genre such as James and Rob and are equally delighted to have an Oscar-winning director of the caliber of Barry Levinson bring his fresh take on this genre. The Bay will thrill fans and we look forward to unveiling the first images of the film at IM Global’s office in Berlin.”
Lords of Salem was written and will be directed by Rob Zombie. Set in modern day Salem, the town is visited by a demonic cover of 300 year old witches.
Producing Lords of Salem will be Zombie’s partner Andy Could, along with Blum, Peli, and Schneider. Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and the Alliance/IM Global will executive produce.
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