Several weeks back, it was revealed that filmmaker TI WEST (THE ROOST, TRIGGERMAN, CABIN FEVER 2) was about to begin production on his latest feature THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL for Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films. We’ve just got the first bit of casting news and it’s pretty darned cool! AJ BOWEN, (who steals THE SIGNAL) dropped us a line to let us know he’s officially been cast in the role of Grady in THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL! He’ll play a role that according to him "makes Lewis Denton (Bowen’s SIGNAL character) look like a humanitarian." Congrats AJ! We’re definitely looking forward to this one!
Check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with AJ BOWEN! THE SIGNAL is in theaters NEXT Friday, February 22nd, 2008!!!
Original press release from Dark Sky Films: Dark Sky Films has partnered with A History of Violence producers Roger Kass and Josh Braun and horror impresario Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix to produce the original horror-thriller The House of the Devil, written and set to be directed by Ti West. Braun, Kass and Fessenden are producing along with Peter Phok as it was announced today by the MPI Media Group, Dark Sky’s parent company.
The film is in pre-production now in Connecticut, with casting commencing immediately and production anticipated to start in mid March. The House of the Devil was brought to MPI Media Group’s Malik Ali and Greg Newman via Marie-Therese Guirgis.
The House of the Devil tells the tale of a job gone horribly awry when a college girl answers a babysitting ad and gets much more than she expected. The House of the Devil is Ti West’s fourth feature film; his resume boasts the writing and direction of the critically acclaimed films The Roost, Trigger Man, and most recently, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever.
Larry Fessenden of Glass Eye Pix stated, “I am excited to be working with Ti again, and with this team and a few more resources. Ti’s ability to root his genre films in the rhythms and details of everyday life is what makes them resonant and startling. This one will be a doozy.”
Kass, who is producing through his Studio Bang banner, added, “I’ve wanted to produce a Ti West movie from the moment I saw the bats go rabid in The Roost, and teaming up again with Glass Eye and its aces crew on this one is a great follow-up to the energy we generated together on our last effort, Ilya Chaiken’s Liberty Kid.” Braun added, “This film is a horror classic in the making and we are excited to be working with MPI Media on this and hopefully future projects.”
In addition to steering A History of Violence to the big screen, Kass and Braun set up the graphic novel feature film adaptation of Button Man by John Wagner which is currently in development at DreamWorks.
Glass Eye Pix has been responsible for a slew of genre films, indie dramas and documentaries from such filmmakers as Kelly Reichardt, JT Petty, Ilya Chaiken and Ti West, as well as Fessenden himself (Habit, Wendigo, The Last Winter).