There are currently two sequels to iconic horror franchises being held by Dimension Films. They are, of course, none other than Hellraiser: Judgment and Children of the Corn: Runaway.
While both projects were already in an uncertain state of development, their productions no doubt took a troublesome turn with the whole Harvey Weinstein debacle. But now we’ve received a new update on the latter thanks to actress Marci Miller. According to her, we should expect to see the pic, in which Miller plays main character Ruth, in February/March 2018 – though she wouldn’t get anymore specific than that.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the film, here’s the official plot synopsis:
“Runaway tells the story of a young woman named Ruth, who finds herself pregnant after escaping a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. Ruth struggles to spare her son the horrors of her childhood while trying to outrun her past.”
Runaway will be the tenth installment in the Children of the Corn franchise, including Syfy’s 2009 remake. Most of the entries in the series have been going straight-to-video since 1995’s Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, but it’s amazing that the property is still chugging along considering it stemmed from Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same name, which was only 15 pages and first published in an issue of Penthouse.
It’s surprising that Dimension is so eager to keep the rights to Children of the Corn and a bit bewildering that they’d make this many nonsensical sequels, but who knows? Perhaps with John Gulager, the director of Feast, behind this new entry, we might be in for a real surprise.