Two relatively high-profile stars have joined the cast of Ana Lily Amirpour’s upcoming supernatural film Blood Moon. Kate Hudson (Skeleton Key) and Craig Robinson (TV’s The Office) are set to star. In addition to Hudson and Robinson, Zac Ephron (The Greatest Showman) is also in talks for a role. What is known about the film is that it follows a girl who escapes a New Orleans mental hospital. A girl with supernatural abilities.
“Set in hedonistic streets of New Orleans, the film is inspired by fantasy-adventure movies of the ’80s and ’90s. It is understood to pair strange, violent, and humorous sequences with a range of music from heavy metal to Italian techno.”
Blood Moon is expected to begin production in the spring of 2019. Award-winning filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour will direct. Most horror fans should recognize Amirpour for the visually striking black-and-white vampire film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014). She also directed the dystopian cannibal tale The Bad Batch (2017). As if Amirpour’s involvement in the project isn’t interesting enough, John Lesher (Birdman) is producing the film for his Le Grisbi banner. Lesher told Deadline, “Lily’s unique vision and poetic style sets her apart from the pack. She is truly one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.”
Both fans and critics fell in love with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night upon its release in 2014. The film, which tells the story of a skateboarding vampire who is preying on men that have done women wrong, currently has a positive rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
No release date for Blood Moon is known at this time. However, we will keep you updated as we learn more details. Have you seen either of Amirpour’s previous films, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night or The Bad Batch? If so, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below, on Twitter, or on our Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group.