Ubisoft Montreal and Elijah Wood’s film studio SpectreVision are working on a virtual reality “psychological thriller” called Transference. We don’t know much about the game, but its trailer combines modern VR imagery with shades of ‘80s techno-horror. It’s apparently about a world where human memories can be digitally recreated, and players navigate “the maze-like puzzle of an impossible home” in a branching narrative about a man and his troubled family. It will star Macon Blair, who starred in indie films Green Room and Blue Ruin before directing dark revenge comedy I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore.
Transference will be supported on Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. But unlike Ubisoft’s last VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew, it’s also available outside VR on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Building something that works on both mediums could be hard, and we don’t know what the game will look like or how it’ll be played. But it’s supposed to be coming out in the spring of 2018.
The Boy produced by SpectreVision owned by Elijah Wood, Josh C. Waller, Daniel Noah is set to be at SXSW Film Festival. Elijah is rumored to attend.
It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.
Elijah Wood’s horror movie company SpectreVision has joined forces with Drafthouse Films, Rook Films, and Timpson Films to produce The Greasy Strangler, it was announced today. The movie is directed by first-time filmmaker Jim Hosking, who previously oversaw one of the tales in the recent anthology film ABCs of Death 2.
According to the official synopsis, The Greasy Strangler concerns a character called Ronnie, who “runs a Disco Walking tour in L.A. along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’ ” The film will be produced by Wood and SpectreVision co-founders Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, along with Andrew Starke of Rook Films and Timpson Films founder Ant Timpson. Kill List director Ben Wheatley and Drafthouse Films’ Tim League will serve as executive producers. The Greasy Strangler is written by Hosking and Toby Harvard.
This October, Artsploitation Films, in association with Elijah Wood’s genre-themed production company, SpectreVision and Random Bench, will unleash the haunting and mesmerizing Toad Road via limited theatrical release.
The story follows a young college student who befriends a group of hard partying friends and finds herself drawn into the local legend of Toad Road – a pathway in the forest rumored to contain the seven gates that lead directly to Hell. Toad Road displays a disturbing portrait of contemporary youth culture where the lines between perception and reality are blurred with often frightening results.
The film is slated to open in Los Angeles on October 18th and October 25th in New York City.
Winning the Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Picture at the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, director Jason Banker blends documentary footage with horror elements to create a cinematic experience like no other.