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Scott Speedman Discovers There Are Monsters

Joining Bryan Bertino's new horror

Having himself played a hybrid of a vampire and a werewolf in the Underworld films, Scott Speedman is well placed to join the cast of There Are Monsters. Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) is directing, and has also signed up Aaron Douglas, Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine for the cast.

Details so far are sketchy, but the plot of the film centres on "a mother and daughter trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature". It's probably safe to assume that Kazan and Ballentine are, respectively, the mother and daughter. But all we know about Speedman and Douglas are that their characters are called Roy and Jesse. Do either of those sound like the name of a ruthless creature?

Bertino brought us the impressive The Strangers in 2008, but this is only the second time he's directed since, following Mockingbird, which went straight to DVD here in the UK. He wrote an interesting-sounding Strangers sequel which never escaped from development Hell. But he also produced Oz Perkins' February, Akiva Goldsman's Stephanie, and remains attached to Grim Night, Scarecrow, and a number of other self-penned screenplays. So he's keeping busy.

There Are Monsters is one of Bertino's own scripts, and shooting is currently underway in Ottawa, Canada. It's expected to see the light of day next year.

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