Fresh off the release of the trailer for the Guy Pearce starring A Christmas Carol, a bit more horror-centric Pearce news has hit the net. Per Deadline, he is set to star in a new exorcism tale, The Seventh Day, that is said to be as if “Training Day meets The Exorcist.”
The Seventh Day “follows a renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.”
Justin P. Lange will direct the film from his own script. This strikes a chord of excitement. Lange’s previous film, The Dark (2018), is a great coming of age horror that made it on my Best of 2018 Horror list. Within The Dark, Lange showed that he can craftily handle fear, heart, and a heavy story in both the material that he creates as well as how he brings that material to life. I’ve been waiting for another project of his, and this sounds like it will be worth the wait.
Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk, who produced recent gems such as VFW and Satanic Panic, are producing through Fangoria and Cinestate. Kimberly Hwang and Chelsea Davenport are also producing with Adam Donaghey (A Ghost Story), Phil Nobile Jr. (Horror Noire, editor-in-chief of Fangoria), and Danielle Cox (The Standoff at Sparrow Creek) as executive producers. Voltage Pictures is the handler of International Sales, and will be busy shopping the film at The American Film Market which is running now through November 13.
Be sure to check out Lange’s The Dark which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime in preparation for more news for The Seventh Day. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on release news for The Seventh Day over on our Twitter, reddit, Instagram, and on The Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook.