Matt Reeves officially showed us what his film production life could be like after the movie.The Batman. And readers? I am pleased. Hear back to his early days of high-concept horror (Cloverfield, let me in), the Hollywood Reporter reports that Reeves will be producing an included horror film called Switchboard. It has an irresistible premise and time setting.
Written by Thriller Maestro Devon Grave (See You), Switchboard is set in the 1940s and focuses on a young female operator who receives a cryptic phone call from a vicious serial killer – and when she tries to figure out how to deal with him, she realizes she is it could be his next goal, all facades of reality and truth dissolve on their way around them. Reeves is producing the film next door Steven Schneider (Paranormal activity), Armaan Zorace (acclaimed short film “God Is Dead”), Rafi Crohn (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Margot hand (Brittany is running a marathon) and Joshua Thurston (Approval). The film is also being produced by the newly formed Dark Hall company, which is said to focus on horror, thriller and other genre works.
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I’ve screamed before about my love for contained high-concept suspense thrillers on this website. I’m sure I’ll be screaming about it again soon. But wowie zowie, sing this concept for me? I just love the 1940s attitude, I just love a “On the phone with a killer” story, and I just love anything that implies that our idea of reality itself surreally warps along the way! The author’s track record of acclaimed mid-budget thrillers coupled with Reeves’ obviously excellent taste makes Switchboard one I will watch out for until we connect.
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