I’ve never been a fan of the Conan the Barbarian movies, but those who are might enjoy this. Apparently Marcus Nispel, who worked on Conan, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ will next direct Backmask, a $10 million film that will begin shooting this summer.
According to Mike Fleming from Deadline, “Nispel is keeping the plot close to his vest, allowing only that it involves paranoia, possession and the paranormal. The film will be produced by Steven Schneider, one of the architects behind the Paranormal Activity films as well as the haunted kid hit Insidious and the upcoming Barry Levinson-directed eco-thriller The Bay.”
“Voltage Pictures’ Nicolas Chartier will unveil the title at Cannes this week, where he’ll broker international territories, while WME Global’s Graham Taylor will handle North American sales. The film is being funded by 1821’s Paris Latsis and Terry Dougas, who’ll produce with Schneider and Nispel. The filmmaker is repped by WME, while Elms is repped by Gersh and Generate.”
Without knowing much about the film it’s hard to say whether or not it has what it takes to be successful. But seeing as though Nispel’s past films have seen success, it would be hard to imagine this one not being so as well.