Paramount have signed up The Hallow director Corin Hardy to direct Hell Bent, an action horror produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, the team behind The Devil Inside.
Hell Bent’s story goes like this: “A group of mercenaries imprisoned in a Brazilian jail are murdered and led into the depths of hell by a priest who wishes to use their skills to kill Satan before he brings hell to Earth.”
Deadline is reporting that the film is looking at a $60 million or under budget, a big step up from that of Hardy’s beautiful twisted fairytale The Hallow. Word is that Hell Bent will not rely on getting any ‘name’ stars, instead looking to find some up-and-comers with A-list potential.
Hardy was attached to the remake of The Crow until Relativity Media removed him from the project, leading it all to fall apart. According to Deadline however, whispers suggest that he may yet return, although it goes without saying that nothing is anywhere near confirmed.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)