Ellen Page has signed to star in psychological horror film The Third Wave, set in a post-Zombie epidemic era Europe.
David Freyne will direct from his own screenplay set in the aftermath of a devastating virus that has gripped the continent for six years, transforming humans into zombie-like monsters.
A cure has been found but society is divided into those who were once infected, and committed terrible violent acts, and those who never contracted the virus. In the backdrop, the rise of a terrorist movement, fuelled by the deep divisions, threatens to plunge the region into chaos again.
”The Third Wave brings an entire new perspective to the zombie genre, which I love,” said Page. “David Freyne truly shifts his lens on society’s role in the apocalyptic world. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share his thoughtful approach to horror with audiences.”
“Ellen Page is simply one of the best actors of her generation and we cannot wait to collaborate with her in bringing this truly original and exciting genre film to life,” said Tilted Pictures’ Rory Dungan.
Oscar-nominated Page, whose recent credits include Freeheld and Into The Forest, will co-star opposite rising Irish star Sam Keeley, who was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2014 and recently appeared in Burnt and In The Heart Of The Sea.
This project marks the Irish director’s feature debut, following a series of successful genre short films, notably The Tree, Passing and a proof of concept prequel short The First Wave, which set the scene for The Third Wave.
Filming will commence on location in Ireland later this year.
In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Into The Forest is rated R and will release on DIRECTV on June 23. Theatrical release in Canada on June 3 and in USA on July 29.
EDIT: The poster is stunning, check out the UHQ in our photo gallery!
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Furthermore, Claudia has kindly passed along 2000+ HQ photos to us to be added to our photo gallery. It’s quite a job to sort through, so bear with us as we gradually add them to our collection!
Into the Forest director (and screenplay writer) Patricia Rozema has just announced the dates for the trailer and first poster! It’s very exciting – we have been waiting so long for this! Check back this Thursday to check it out!
Be sure to follow the official Into the Forest twitter account as well for all the upcoming updates!
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Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev are coming home to Canada this summer to breathe new life into the 1990 sci-fi drama Flatliners.
Cameras are scheduled to roll on the reboot in Toronto from July 11 to the end of August with Page and Dobrev starring opposite Mexican actor Diego Luna.
Also starring in the remake is James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemons (Transparent).
Flatliners, which follows a group of medical students caught up in near-death experiments that go wrong, will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Swedish adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.