A24 has become a formidable force in cinema with the last few years being incredibly lucrative for the studio. Just this past month the company swept the Oscars with their offerings The Whale and Everything, Everywhere, All at Once taking home every major category.
Their horror offerings have been equally as prolific, with movies like The Witch, Hereditary and Ti West’s X garnering critical and commercial acclaim. Now it seems the studio is leaning into their horror credentials with Y2K, a sci-fi horror comedy with a newly announced cast that reads as a who’s who of modern horror cinema.
Directed by Kyle Mooney, this Jonah Hill produced flick will follow two high-school misfits as they crash the biggest party around on New Year’s Eve 1999. Their gate-crashing has unintended consequences and a fight for survival ensues.
Heading the cast in Jaeden Martell, a prolific name in horror cinema with starring turns in 2017’s It, the 2019 sequel, 2020’s The Lodge and 2022’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.
Alongside Martell we have a host of recognisable faces from the genre, including Mason Gooding of Scream and Scream VI, Miles Robbins of Halloween, Lachlan Watson of TV’s Chucky, and Fred Hechinger of Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy. Alicia Silverstone joins in a supporting role, having starred alongside Jaeden Martell in A24’s The Lodge.
Production dates, as well as a possible release date remain unknown, but this seems like a project to keep an eye on.