Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured the US rights to The Sound, the directorial debut of actress and filmmaker Jenna Mattison.
Genre favourite Rose McGowan (Scream, Grindhouse) stars in the film as Kelly Johansen, a writer who specialises in debunking alleged cases of supernatural happenings. Called to a routine supposed haunting however, she gets caught up in a series of events that even she struggles to rationalise.
Also starring is the great and good Christopher Lloyd, as well as Bates Motel’s Michael Eklund, Hemlock Grove’s Richard Gunn and Jane Moffat (Mama).
Kelly (McGowan) is a writer and a skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics she uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested. As Kelly ascends into the depths of the metro’s darkness she is confronted by an unforeseen evil. In the vastness, she must face her own haunted memories to find the truth and surface back into the light.
Mattison wrote and directed the film, as well as producing alongside The Ring/The Ring 2 executive producer Michele Weisler and Geoff Hart, Allan Ungar and Bill Viola Jr. (the team behind 2015 actioner Gridlocked). Orion and Samuel Goldwyn are reportedly looking to release The Sound later this year.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)