Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Poster For Tom Hardy's Legend
Getting a little Kray-zy
New Trailer For The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård's graphic movie
Creed Trailer Packs A Punch
Michael B. Jordan is trained on the Sly
Rooney Mara In Talks For David Fincher's New Utopia
She's up for the HBO version of the Channel 4 show
Julia Roberts And Jennifer Aniston Celebrate Mother's Day
Garry Marshall prepares for another celebration
Max Landis And Nick Antosca Ready To Scare With Channel Zero
A new anthology horror TV series
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 June 2015
A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel Chosen To Direct The Dark Tower
He's starting talks for the Stephen King adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Collector (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Secret Window
Empire Star Rating
Needful Things
Empire Star Rating
The Tommyknockers
Empire Star Rating
Lawnmower Man
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chad Feehan Goes Beyond the Pale
Directing the OTHER Twilight

10 June 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop (via Screen Daily)

submit to reddit

Two years ago, Chad Feehan, writer / director of Wake and producer of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, picked up the rights to an acclaimed teen horror novel. One slight problem: it was called Twilight. Nothing to do with Stephanie Meyer, this one's by William Gay, and is starting to gain traction as a movie. Feehan himself looks set to direct what's now monickered Beyond the Pale.

Twi... sorry, Beyond the Pale (Wayne Hussey is sitting by the phone waiting to hear from the soundtrack producer*) is a Southern Gothic tale of a brother and sister who uncover nefarious goings on at their local funeral parlour, try to blackmail the undertaker, and pay for their temerity by getting a terminator-like ex-con set on them. What ensues is a tense, protracted chase through 1950s Tennessee.

Stephen King loved it, although judging by the number of quotes he sends out for book jackets, Stephen King loves everything. Gay sees it as a modern-day Hansel and Gretal, which, along with the period setting (if its kept) might make for an interesting fairytale vibe.

Feehan's motel psycho-thriller Wake, starring Josh Stewart and Jamie-Lynn Sigler has just been picked up for online distribution by IFC (have a look at the trailer here). Is Beyond the Pale headed for bigger things? More news as we get it.

*Maybe.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Brooklyn's Finest Featurette Online
Your handy guide to Fuqua's thriller
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Podcast 167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy
It's the live Edinburgh special round 2!

The 15 Most Exciting Games Of E3
The greatest games currently winging their way towards a console near you

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)