Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Here's Hawkeye!
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 February 2015
New Directors For Martyrs Remake
The Goetz Brothers head for the basement
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
White Bird In A Blizzard
06 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Sirius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Laughing Out Loud (2011)
Empire Star Rating
The Mist (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Gridiron Gang (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Stander
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Thomas Jane Joins The Veil
He'll star in the Blumhouse chiller

14 February 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Thomas Jane

Thomas Jane is Driving Hard elsewhere here this morning, but there are darker days in his immediate future. The former Punisher has just signed on for The Veil, a new micro-budget horror from Jason Blum's prolific Blumhouse. Universal will see to the release.

The title refers to a religious cult from the 1980s, who commit mass suicide but leave a five-year-old girl behind as a survivor. Thirty years later the girl returns to the compound with - what else? - a documentary film crew to try to dredge the secrets of the event from deep within her memory. But of course, the truth, when it's revealed, is of a more terrifying nature than she expected.

There's no official word yet on whether The Veil will go the found-footage route, although the presence within the story of that film crew might strongly suggest it. Jane's character also remains mysterious, so he could be one of the documentarians, a villainous cult member (or leader), or something else entirely.

What we do know is that the director is Phil Joanou, who made Heaven's Prisoners and Gridiron Gang, and worked with Jane previously on the unofficial Punisher short Dirty Laundry (see below). The screenplay is by Robert Ben Garant: a co-writer of Night At The Museum who went solo for Blumhouse's upcoming Jessabelle.

Shooting starts in April, so if The Veil is on Purge-sequel form it should be out in about May.


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

New Michael Fassbender X-Men: Days Of Future Past Image
Sideburns are back in
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)