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John Stockwell To Direct Sanctuary
Horror based on John Connolly novel

16 July 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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John Stockwell, who shall forever have a place in Empire’s heart for directing Into The Blue (with hall of fame quote, “Shut up, you coke whore!”), must have got a taste for directing horror films with his last flick, Turistas.*

For he’s signed on to direct Sanctuary, a frightflick based on the novel, Bad Men, by John Connolly. Stephen Susco wrote the script, in which a mysterious woman takes refuge on a haunted island just off the Maine coast.

Of course, Stockwell has previous when it comes to this genre – and we’re not just talking Turistas. He starred in John Carpenter’s Christine, when he was but a young lad. If he can bring some of Carpenter’s chops to Sanctuary, he’ll do ok.

Lionsgate and Sobini Films are sharing the tab, and haggling over the tip on this one.


* And no, we don’t count Into The Blue as a horror flick. Ha ha, very funny.

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I'm looking forward to this as the book, Bad Men, was an excellent read (as, incidentally, are all John Connolly's books - seek them out). The Carpenter connection, tenuous as it is, is interesting as the book has a very similar atmosphere to the much underated The Fog. That's the vibe Mr Stockwell will hopefully be going for. If he can mix in a bit of One False Move as well, then he'll capture it perfectly! I enjoyed Turistas too so I have high hopes for this one! More

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