David Slade Will Direct The Widow


Though he’s known for films like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Hard Candy, director David Slade has been spending his time in the world of television lately. He directed the pilot for Awake, he’s helmed three episodes of the Mads Mikkelsen starring Hannibal and has also taken a stab at an episode of Breaking Bad. Now, the director is returning to the big screen as THR reports that he’s on board to step behind the camera for The Widow, a psychological thriller from Vendom Pictures, who produced and financed Source Code.

Penned by Ray Wright (The Crazies, Case 39), the film follows “a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.” No casting has been announced just yet but the search for a lead actress is underway and Slade is hoping to start shooting later this year.

Though we don’t know a whole lot just yet, the project does sound interesting and knowing Slade, it will likely have some sort of dark, twisted element to it. He hasn’t done much in terms of feature films but I do general enjoy Slade’s work. I can’t exactly say I’m a fan of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse but the director’s other projects have all been pretty solid. Hard Candy is an excellent film and I also really enjoyed his venture into horror with 30 Days Of Night. So, all things considered, I’m looking forward to this one.

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