“HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT” director kicks in for “MINION”
No, the DESPICABLE ME characters haven’t gone evil; MINION is a martial-arts horror flick that just signed the filmmaker behind the supernatural hit.
Screen Daily reports that Peter Cornwell, who followed up THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT (pictured above) with episodes of HEMLOCK GROVE and Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming Stephen King adaptation MERCY, will direct MINION from a script by Eric Gable and Ben Bostik. Gudurn Giddings and Christian Arnold-Beutel are producing the film, in which a farewell party for a martial-arts coach goes sour when it turns out he’s become possessed, resulting in a fight with supernatural forces as they attempt a reverse exorcism. “What appeals to me about MINION,” Cornwell tells the trade, “is that it’s a really original genre-bending horror story with great characters, really dark twists and some off-the-hook action.”
“I have worked together with Peter, Eric and Christian on different projects,” Giddings says. “It’s a pleasure teaming up with these talented and great friends again and I cannot wait for the audience to view the never-before-seen martial-arts action in this horror film.”