Since his last foray onto the big screen with The Hole in 2009, Joe Dante has been kicking it in TV land, directing episodes of Splatter and Hawaii Five-O. That’s all about to change, however, as this former apprentice of Roger Corman is set to return to cinemas with Burying The Ex.
The forthcoming horror-comedy features a script by newcomer Alan Trezza, who already made his own short film of the story back in 2008. It tells the tale of young couple, Max and Evelyn, whose relationship runs aground when they move in together, and Max discovers an unpleasant, controlling and manipulative side to his partner. While fearfully pondering how best to break up with her, fate intervenes and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. Problem solved, as far as Max is concerned but, as he tries to move on with new love interest Olivia, Evelyn rises from the dead, determined to stake her claim on Max.
As we have come to expect from the masterful Dante, his casting takes full advantage of the current crop of up and coming young actors. Taking the lead roles are two faces familiar to fans of undead-laden fare, as Anton Yelchin (Fright Night) signs on as Max, and Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) joins him as Evelyn. Supporting the leads are Alexandria Daddario (Percy Jackson) and Oliver Cooper (Project X).
With producing duties and financing coming from Voltage Pictures, the cameras are already rolling, so this talented team should soon be Burying The Ex in a theatre near you.
We’ll let you know when we hear more.