I feel a little out of the loop but I had no idea there was a CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake on the way but imagine my surprise to learn that film quietly opened at two theaters in Florida. To go along with the secret/quiet launch, a first-look image has been released from the film along with the official key art.

Director Kurt Wimmer is taking on the reimagining Stephen King’s tale and depending on how things go with the two locations in Florida, it may be expanded to more locations from there. The two theaters were located in Sarasota, Florida and the studio rented out the theaters to help ensure safety and health protocols. Producer Lucas Foster took some time to speak on rolling the film out this way:

“It’s a little challening to release a movie right now, being candid. But we think the movie’s really good, and we think people will come out if we can get the message out. So we’re kind of trying it out on a regional basis on a number of screens, and seeing if we can convince people that we can make it safe.”

The remake gained some notoriety in horror circles as it was one of the first productions to finish shooting while most of Hollywood was shut down due to the pandemic. The hope, according to Foster, is that the movie will expand in the coming weeks. That being said, if moviegoers don’t turn up, the studio may hit the pause button and consider a new release strategy because they have faith in the film and really want it to be seen:

“We had a lot of extra time to consider how we were going to handle releasing the film, because I’ve literally been thinking about it for months and months and months, with a lot of help from other people. We’re kind of releasing the movie the same way we made the movie, which is thoughtfully, and with a lot of care about people’s health and welfare and well-being.”

CHILDREN OF THE CORN, which is based on a Stephen King short story, was originally released in 1984 and followed a young couple that is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed. The remake, according to the official synopsis, details the story of “a psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska that recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival.” The cast includes Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey, Bruce Spence, Anna Samson, Stephen Hunter, Sisi Stringer, Erika Heynatz, Orlando Schwerdt, and Joe Klocek. 

Are YOU hoping that the CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake expands to more theaters soon? You can check out the official key art for the film below!


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