Have you ever heard of the 1970 British thriller And Soon the Darkness? I'm not ashamed to admit I have not, though I must say I love the title. It has an air of pretension surrounding it not often found in films such as The Gingerdead Man. Since I've never heard of it and thus lack any sort of emotional attachment with it, I'm relatively ambivalent toward the idea of the remake, which stars Karl Urban, Odette Yustman and Amber Heard. I don't mind Heard, though I wasn't fond of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, but after The Unborn I just wish Yustman would go away. Alas, I will still probably see it, especially since Screen Daily has reported that Anchor Bay has snagged the North American distribution rights to the film.

Directed by Marcos Efron, the film stars Yustman and Heard as two friend on a cycling trip through Argentina when one of them disappears, prompting a hunt for her by the other before the darkness falls. A quick search revealed that Bloody Disgusting was told by industry insiders that the film is "absolutely terrible," so if past events are any indications, I will probably love it.

Efron also co-wrote the script with Jennifer Derwingson, who wrote and directed the Rashida Jones vehicle Roadside Assistance in 2001. Look for And Soon the Darkness in theaters sometime this fall.

Special thanks to Shock for the heads up.

categories Movies, Horror