NEWS - CHILDREN OF THE CORN 2020
Variety have an update on the new Children of the Corn movie that was filmed in Australia during the pandemic shut down. The new film’s cast includes Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (“When Hope Calls”), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior).
The film describes the events leading up to, and including, the massacre of the adults of a small town in Nebraska by their children, after the adults’ irresponsibility ruins the crop and the children’s future.
Producer Lucas Foster also says that the movie has almost nothing to do with the original 1984 classic. “We went back to the story and free-associated from there,” Foster said.
This is one news item I didn’t expect to write. Are you ready? OK, here we go...
We have a new Children of the Corn being made.
New news came from an article in Daily Mail where they report that filmmaker Lucas Foster’s set was closed on Friday in Sidney due concerns over social distancing breaches. And the set? Yeah, you guessed it, it was the set of a remake of…Children of the Corn.
A Hollywood producer has denied flouting social distancing laws as he filmed a Stephen King horror film.
Police were called to Lucas Foster's set on Friday on the outskirts of Sydney over claims crew were ignoring government-mandated distancing laws to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Footage showed officers questioning crew as they took a break from filming the movie the Children of the Corn.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported about it:
On the outskirts of Sydney, producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer have managed to quietly continue their shoot on The Children of the Corn, a remake of the 1984 horror classic, despite lockdown measures imposed across Australia on March 23.
Foster secured an exemption to the general quarantine rules, which limit public gatherings to two people, by working closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production's protocols. The film's outdoor locations, its local cast and crew, and its status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns that have hit other film shoots across the country.
Screen NSW said Children of the Corn "significantly reduced its cast and crew size and is implementing health and safety protocols in line with government restrictions for workplaces … and is keeping local police informed on their operation."
This one came a bit under the radar and that makes me think (and hope) that it’s a so called Dollar Baby and not another big screen version of King’s story.
What do you think? Do you want another Children of the Corn movie.
Thanks to Herbert West