After many false starts over the years, it seems a remake of 1986’s Witchboard is finally up and running!
Reports surfaced this past week that Stranger Things star Jamie Campbell Bower will head the cast. Furthermore, a shooting date of May has been confirmed, with filming to occur in Montreal, Canada, and the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Director Chuck Russell will helm the project, exciting horror fans further given the horror credit the filmmaker has. Russell rose to prominence with 1987’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and continued the next year with a remake of the 1950s classic The Blob.
The 1986 original was directed by Kevin S. Tenney and details the horrors suffered by a young couple after meddling with a Ouija board at a party.
An updated plot synopsis describes the upcoming remake 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.”
There is currently no set release date for Witchboard, but we will keep you updated should any further developments surface.