Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez joined the cast of the reimagining of the 2008 horror ‘The Strangers‘. along with Madelaine and Froy, Gabriel Basso will also star in the pic. it follows a couple driving cross-country when their car breaks down and they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb.
The film is directed by Renny Harlin from a screenplay written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland. Lionsgate will distribute the film worldwide. According to Deadline, Lionsgate is planning to expand the story in new and unexpected ways with the sequels. The new Strangers film will follow Petsch’s character as she drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Froy Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.
Produced by Courtney Solomon, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck, and Alastair Birlingham. Andrei Boncea, Dorothy Canton, and Roy Lee are executive producing, with Rafaella Biscayn, the Slovakia-based Frame Film SK, Johanna Harlin, Juan Garcia Peredo, and Alberto Burgueno serving as co-producers.
In a statement, Director Renny Harlin told “My mother instilled the love of movies in me through the world of Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and horror. My breakthrough to Hollywood happened with the success of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4” Harlin added, “It is only fitting that I get to return to my favorite genre with the incredibly well-written trilogy of The Strangers. The characters and the storyline are all grounded in reality and offer me an endless tapestry of haunting visuals in bringing these movies alive.”
“When setting out to remake The Strangers, we felt there was a bigger story to be told, which could be as powerful, chilling, and terrifying as the original and could really expand that world,” said Solomon. “Shooting this story as a trilogy allows us to create a hyperreal and terrifying character study. We’re fortunate to be joining forces with Madelaine Petsch, an amazing talent whose character is the driving force of this story.”
The new Strangers film release date is TBA.