Genre legend Joe Dante, B-movie legend Mick Garris, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues are teaming up for Nightmare Cinema, a new horror anthology film.
It gets better. It seems Mickey Rourke will play a sort of ringleader to the whole film. Here’s Deadline explaining what that means:
The anthology will center on a series of down-on-their-luck individuals who enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist (Rourke) – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option.
Sounds like a perfect premise. Dante and Harris are icons to a certain swath of pop culture geeks out there, and David Slade is best known for Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, and one of those Twilight movies but let’s not worry about all that. You have Ryuhei Kitamura to thank for Midnight Meat Train, and Alejandro Brugues oversaw the From Dusk Til Dawn TV series.
They may also turn this into a TV series, a la Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt, if the maiden voyage of Nightmare Cinema is a success. Stay tuned for updates and release dates.