Filming has just commenced on The Room, a Monkey’s Paw-type horror thriller from Renaissance director Christian Volckman and not, as you may be forgiven for thinking, a remake of Tommy Wiseau’s cinematic landmark of the same name.
Volckman also co-wrote the film with Eric Forestier and Vincent Ravalec. It stars Olga Kurylenko (Seven Psychopaths, Centurion) and Kevin Janssens (pictured in the upcoming Revenge), and is a co-production of Hildegarde, Versus Production and Bidibul.
Read on for the official synopsis, which ends on a truly intriguing note…
“Kate and Matt are a young couple in their thirties in search of a more authentic and healthy life. They leave the City to move into an old house in the middle of nowhere. Soon they discover a secret hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize anything they wish for. Their new life becomes a true fairytale. They spend days and nights indulging their every desire of material possession, swimming in money and champagne. Yet beneath this apparent state of bliss, something darker lurks: some wishes can have dire consequences. That Room could very well turn their dream into a nightmare when it gives them what they’ve been waiting forever and that nature was denying them…”
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)