As reported late last year, Lesbian Vampire Killers' director Phil Claydon has scored the New Line horror Crawlspace for his next gig, under the watchful eye of producer James Wan. As production gets nearer the cast is now starting to come together, and the first announced is Erin Moriarty, lately to be seen as Woody Harrelson's daughter Audrey in HBO's brilliant True Detective.
Gary Dauberman (Conjuring spin-off Annabelle) has written the script, which finds a family moving to a new house and discovering, of course, that it’s full of creepy energy from mysteriously killed previous inhabitants, and that the dark secret of the place is still lurking within. Seriously, kids, just don't ever move house. Moriarty's role hasn't yet been specified, but we're guessing she's a daughter in the relocated clan.
This Crawlspace is nothing to do with the other Crawlspaces that already exist. It's not a remake of the 1974 TV-movie, or the Klaus Kinski creeper from 1986, or the 2012 Australian film by Justine Dix. It's also nothing to do with the Breaking Bad episode or the Beastie Boys choon. But the Beasties' advice to "renovate or evacuate" might stand.
Continuing the Conjuring links, that film's Peter Safran is also among the producers here, with New Line clearly hoping for another modestly budgeted break-out hit. There's no announced start date so far, but given the speed that Annabelle came together - it's already in post-production having first been announced last November - we can probably expect Crawlspace to move quickly.