The announcement that Kevin Tenney’s supernatural slasher Witchboard was headed for a remake got off to a strong start with the confirmation that Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower would star.
Now it seems the project continues to power ahead and add more notable actors to the cast, with Ozark star Charlie Tahan and Jumanji’s Madison Iseman both confirmed. Alongside them is Only Murders in the Building actor Aaron Dominguez, each actor in a currently undisclosed role.
Chuck Russell will direct the remake, assuring genre fans that the project is in safe hands, as Russell has helmed classics such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and 1988’s remake of The Blob.
In the 1986 original, the late Tawny Kitaen starred as a woman tormented by a spirit after a light hearted Ouija board jaunt. The remake looks to continue this trend with the film being described as follows:
“Emily, her fiancé Christian and a group of their friends open an organic café, refurbishing an old carriage house in New Orleans’ French Quarter. But a darkness descends over Emily when she discovers an ancient pendulum board, once used to summon spirits. Christian seeks help for Emily from occult expert Alexander Babtiste, but Babtiste has secrets of his own, knowing the fateful bloodlines that binds them all to the Witchboard. A modern coven of White Witches, a masked ball at Babtiste’s mansion, and the legacy of Naga Soth, the Queen of Witches, are all part of a dangerous game that puts Emily’s very soul at risk.”
The project is currently filming in Montreal, Canada and is later expected to move to New Orleans. Witchboard does not currently have a release date, but we will let you know as soon as one emerges.