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Black Christmas (2019 film)

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Black Christmas
Directed bySophia Takal
Produced by
Written by
  • April Wolfe
  • Sophia Takal
Based onBlack Christmas
by A. Roy Moore
Starring
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 13, 2019 (2019-12-13) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Black Christmas is an upcoming American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, and written by Takal and April Wolfe. It is a remake of the 1974 film Black Christmas and stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue, and Caleb Eberhardt.[1]

The film is expected to be released in the United States on December 13, 2019, chosen to coincide with Friday the 13th.[2]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

During Christmas break, female sorority students at Hawthorne College fight back against a mysterious serial killer who has targeted them.[3]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

In June 2019, it was announced that Jason Blum would be producing a remake of the 1974 film Black Christmas through his studio Blumhouse Productions, alongside Adam Hendricks from the studio Divide/Conquer, and Ben Cosgrove.[4] In addition, Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke, also from Divide/Conquer, would serve as executive producers for the film.[1] Blumhouse plans for the remake to be a modern take on the original film with the synopsis reading: "Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation's young women aren't willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish."[3]

Sophia Takal signed on to direct the film, having previously worked with Blum on his Into The Dark series for Hulu, while Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue, and Caleb Eberhardt signed on in starring roles. That same month, Cary Elwes also joined the cast, playing a main but undisclosed role in the film.[3]

Filming[edit | edit source]

Filming began in New Zealand on June 24, 2019.[5] Production will largely take place around Dunedin and Oamaru, with the University of Otago providing the setting.[6] Filming concluded on July 31, 2019.[7]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Boucher, Geoff (13 June 2019). "'Black Christmas': Sophia Takal Set To Direct Blumhouse Remake Of 1974 Slasher". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. Mendelson, Scott (13 June 2019). "Blumhouse's 'Black Christmas' Remake Gets Doubly Appropriate Release Date". Forbes. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Boucher, Geoff (19 June 2019). "'Black Christmas': Cary Elwes Joins Blumhouse Remake Of 1974 Cult Film". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  4. Kennedy, Michael (June 13, 2019). "Blumhouse Announces Black Christmas Remake, Sets 2019 Release Date". Screen Rant. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. Miller, Tim (25 June 2019). "Extremely localised snow hits Dunedin". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  6. Miller, Tim (19 June 2019). "Dunedin to feature in horror film". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  7. MacLean, Hamish (3 August 2019). "'Black Christmas' filming wraps up". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 4 August 2019.

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Category:2019 films Category:2019 horror films Category:2010s Christmas films Category:American films Category:American Christmas films Category:American horror films Category:American serial killer films Category:American slasher films Category:Christmas horror films Category:Blumhouse Productions films Category:English-language films Category:Films about fraternities and sororities Category:Horror film remakes


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