Up and coming actor Angus Cloud was found dead at his Oakland Hills, California home on July 31st 2023 at just 25 years old.
The Euphoria star’s death comes as the latest blow to creative team Radio Silence as they struggle against the grain trying to get their secretive Universal Monsters project to completion.
The team have already faced multiple, reports say mandated, script rewrites and were four weeks into a ten week shoot in Dublin, Ireland when SAG-AFTRA strike action shut the project down.
Reports suggest that Cloud had completed his scenes on the project prior to his tragic passing. However, this still leaves a huge question mark over the film’s post-production process. If additional photography is required or ADR is needed, the team may be forced to re-cast Cloud’s role entirely.
This all-too-tragic latest development comes as the highly-anticipated project sits dormant with less than half of it’s required footage complete. The Untitled Universal Monsters project was one of countless active productions that ceased work as the Screen Actors Guild commenced strike action.
What does all this mean for the project in the long run? Well, first and foremost it means the mysterious project will most likely not make it’s proposed April 2024 release date. It also means, much to fans dismay, that Radio Silence are unable to commit to the equally highly-anticipated sequel Scream 7.
At a very confusing and uncertain time for the film industry, we certainly wish all the best to the team, and extend our sincere condolences to the friends, colleagues, and family of Angus Cloud, may he rest easy.