Over at Blumhouse Productions, Jason Blum is working away on a slew of buzzy horror projects, including sequels to his studio’s biggest hits (Sinister 2, Insidious: Chapter 3) and stand-alone flicks that he likely hopes can spark franchises (Ouija, Lazarus). Personally, I’m already on the lookout for Visions, a Blumhouse pic that, despite its fairly generic premise, is building an increasingly promising cast. Now, Deadline is reporting that Desperate Housewives‘ Eva Longoria has climbed on board the project.
The actress joins Isla Fisher (Now You See Me), Gillian Jacobs (Community), and Anson Mount (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) in the horror-thriller, which focuses on a pregnant wife (Fisher) who begins to suffer terrifying visions of a hooded figure when she moves to the countryside with her husband (Mount). Longoria will play Fisher’s best friend, a glamorous, funny and sarcastic city girl who disapproves of her friend’s life decisions.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons has also been in negotiations to join the cast for a while now, but his involvement is less of a sure thing. The same goes for Ellen Barkin, whom Blum was previously courting for a supporting role in the flick.
Visions was scripted by Lucas Sussman, who previously penned thriller Below and an episode of MTV’s Teen Wolf. Meanwhile, Saw VI helmer Kevin Greutert is confirmed to sit in the director’s chair. Though Visions sounds like it will deal less in gore and more in psychological terror, Blum clearly believes in Greutert’s abilities behind the camera; he also recently handed the director another one of his upcoming horror projects, Jessabelle, on which Blum is serving as a producer.
Though I’m not sure whether Visions‘ premise is conducive to sequels, the talent involved with the horror-thriller gives me hope that we’ll be getting a spine-tingling, stand-alone chiller, which is never a bad thing. Hopefully Universal Pictures will give this one a wide theatrical release, despite the burgeoning amount of horror flicks from Blum that they have to distribute in the coming months (the studio has an exclusive first-look deal with Blumhouse Productions).
What do you think of the cast of Visions? Is this a horror flick you’ll be seeing, or does the premise not appeal? Let us know below.