David Slade to Direct a Psychological Horror film COLD SKIN

by Joey Paur

Director David Slade who has just been brought on to direct the third movie in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is also attached to direct a psychological horror movie called 'Cold Skin'. This guy has only made two films so far, 'Hard Candy' which was excellent and '30 Days of Night' which was great visually. I'm not sure why he took the Twilight gig, I assume he just needed the work. In the end I don't think it will hurt or help his career.

This new horror/psychological thriller he is going to direct sounds like it could be a great film within that genre. The movie will actually be adapted from a book by Albert Sanchez Pinol who is also a anthropologist. This is the kind of movie that seems right up Slade's ally. He has said:

With Cold Skin, I believe we can create a lasting psycho-physiological horror film. It is one of the most atmospheric, terrifying, cinematic and original stories of the human spirit.

Sounds pretty inspiring doesn't it? If he can bring us a movie exactly like his description above how can you go wrong? He seems pretty excited about this one. If you have no idea what it is about here is a description of the book thanks to Amazon.

Cold Skin is a dizzying, surreal account by an unnamed narrator who arrives on a desolate Antarctic island for a yearlong post as a British weather official. Upon his arrival, he finds the only other human inhabitant of the island to be nearly mad, and he soon discovers why: a swarm of reptilian sea-creatures crawls from the ocean each night in an attempt to kill the humans inhabiting their island. Life there becomes a matter purely of survival, but as the year progresses, the narrator, quite predictably, begins to question the very nature of survival. What is its purpose? It is not surprising that this novel becomes a philosophical tract, musing on the "true" definition of love, passion, intelligence, society, and, ultimately, humanity. Heavy-handed as it can be at times, it is still gruesomely riveting.

I am really excited for this movie. It sound like the kind of horror film that is going to mess with your head, those are my favorite kind of horror movies, the ones that give you nightmares. It takes a lot to scare me, but from the sound of it this possibly could do that too me.

Cold Skin will begin shooting in March with a budget of $25 million. Apparently the film will have a good amount of special effects.

Source: Variety

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