Kevin Bacon will join actress Radha Mitchell in the forthcoming horror film, 6 Miranda Drive.
Heading into production in Los Angeles in March 2014, the film is the latest project to come from Jason Blum’s pioneering Blumhouse Productions, which has successfully sculpted the business model for high-quality microbudget films tailored for wide release. Since the company was launched in 2000, Blumhouse Productions has delivered a raft of features generating unprecedented profit, including the Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises.
Australian filmmaker Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek, Rogue) will direct 6 Miranda Drive, in addition to co-writing with Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause. The story follows a family as they return home from a vacation at the Grand Canyon, unknowingly bringing with them a malevolent supernatural force that feeds on their fears and secrets. Matt Kaplan and Robyn Marshall of Chapter One are set to co-produce.
Radha Mitchell comes to 6 Miranda Drive having most recently been seen in Olympus Has Fallen, and in Big Sur – the film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name. Big Sur – written and directed by Michael Polish – debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, and details Kerouac’s trips to the California beauty spot as he mentally and physically unravelled in response to his sudden rise to fame.
Kevin Bacon – last seen on the big screen in 2013’s R. I. P. D – currently stars in Kevin Williamson’s dark and disturbing TV series The Following, airing on FOX. Now in its second season, the show details the attempts of an FBI agent (Bacon) to apprehend a serial killer, who has escaped from jail and surrounded himself with a cult of like-minded murderers.
While further casting choices for 6 Miranda Drive have yet to be announced, cameras will be rolling shortly, suggesting a possible spring 2015 release date for Blumhouse Productions’ latest horror flick.
As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter