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“TEXAS CHAINSAW’s” Marcus Nispel to direct monster feature “STOWAWAY”

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From rural Texas for the CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake and Camp Crystal Lake for the new FRIDAY THE 13TH, director Marcus Nispel (pictured) is heading for the high seas with the original fright film STOWAWAY.

Set to shoot this fall, STOWAWAY will be produced by White Sands Pictures and was scripted by Scott Sandler, Connor Colebrook and Juhani Nurmi, based on a story by Nispel and Nurmi. Inspired by Nordic mythology, the movie follows a young woman as she heads out on a yacht with the family of her fiancé. Unfortunately for her, she soon discovers that the Belkers have a dark secret dwelling at the bottom of the ocean that rises to wreak havoc. The creature will be created in collaboration with Mike Elizalde and his Spectral Motion team, whose credits include the HELLBOY movies, ATTACK THE BLOCK, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS and DEAD SNOW 2.

“Having revived major franchises like THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and FRIDAY THE 13TH, I intend to create the beginning of a new horror franchise with STOWAWAY,” says Nispel, who also has the teen supernatural chiller EXETER on tap. “There has not been an edgy and original R-rated monster movie in a long time; a monster that is humanoid and strikes from below dark waters is so innately scary that it will stand shoulder to shoulder with other iconic brands, and at the same time reinvent claustrophobic and maritime horror, thus appealing to a whole new generation of audiences.” Nispel is also a producer on the project, along with Stefan Brunner.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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