Netflix Producing Horror Film ‘The Final Will and Testomony of Charles Abernathy’

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix shall be diving into the horror-thriller house because it’s picked up the script The Final Will and Testomony of Charles Abernathy to be tailored right into a function movie with Alejandro Brugues directing. Right here’s what we all know. 

Coming from writing duo Chris Lamont and Joe Russo, the horror/thriller film will start manufacturing subsequent month in Vancouver, Canada.

Right here’s what you may anticipate from the film:

“On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invitations his 4 estranged kids again dwelling out of concern that tonight somebody – or one thing – is coming to kill him. To make sure his household will assist shield him from no matter’s coming, Abernathy places every of their inheritances on the road – they’ll get nothing if he’s discovered useless by daybreak.”

For those who’re pondering this sounds a bit like Knives Out (a franchise Netflix has just picked up) you’re not alone though on this case, it’s actually slightly bit darker in tone with extra horror parts thrown in.

Argentinian author and director Alejandro Brugeues is tapped for the director function with earlier credit together with episodes on 50 States of Frights (for Quibi) and From Nightfall Until Daybreak. He additionally directed the wonderful episode of Pooka Lives! for Hulu’s Into the Darkish. Writing credit embody Juan of the Lifeless and ABCs of Loss of life 2.

No solid members are connected to the undertaking simply but though we’ve heard a few of the actors and actresses being thought-about contains Graham Phillips (as seen in Riverdale), Thomas Elms, Aubrey Greenback, and Liisi LaFontaine.

Paul Schiff who labored on Netflix’s Fractured in 2019 will function one of many producers on the movie.

The script for the film has been in circulation for a couple of years now with one screenplay review not being overly kind to it. Criticisms embody the premise being largely about ready and labeled a lot of the plot as “inorganic”. They did, nonetheless, recommend Donald Sutherland for the character of Charles Abernathy (President Snow in The Starvation Video games) which is a strong choose in our opinion.

Though featured on the Blood Listing (primarily a physique of trade professionals that vote on their favourite unproduced horror and thriller scripts) it was beat out by Cobweb by Chris Thomas Devlin though Chris LaMont’s and Joe Russo’s earlier script, Soul Mates, did win the 12 months earlier than. Netflix has had success growing film scripts that featured on the Blood Listing earlier than with Hen Field and Eli each turning into Netflix Authentic motion pictures successful in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

That’s all we’ve for now, we’ll hold you posted as and after we study extra.

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