Scott Stewart‘s Dark Skies has just landed Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo to join Keri Russel. Blumhouse Productions recently dropped the news on Twitter. Blumhouse Productions is better known for horror movies such as Paranormal Activity 1, 2, 3, Insidious, Sinister (In Theaters Oct 5, 2012). Dark Skies is definitely looking better with the new cast members.
From the Press Release:
Dark Skies, the upcoming supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Sinister) written and directed by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion), continues to fill out its cast in advance of production beginning later this summer. Josh Hamilton (The Bourne Identity, Something in the Water) joins as the male lead opposite Keri Russell as well as the up and coming Dakota Goyo (Real Steel, Thor).
Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are producing the film alongside Alliance Films which will fully finance the picture. Dimension Films will distribute the film in the U.S. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films’ Charles Layton will executive produce. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, in the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and in Spain (via Aurum). Octane, IM Global’s genre division, is handling international rights.
Dark Skies is the latest film from Blumhouse Productions, which has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release like Insidious and the Paranormal Activity franchise.
Directed by Scott Stewart
Official Synopsis: The Barrett family-mother Lacy, father Daniel, older son Jesse, and younger son Sammy-reside on a quiet suburban street in an unnamed American city. Daniel is currently unemployed, placing the burden of supporting the family on Lacy, who works as a real estate agent. Their two sons enjoy a happy relationship and communicate with each other from their beds via walk-talkie. A number of strange occurrences befall the family. During the night, the contents of the kitchen are rearranged in bizarre configurations. The house alarm is set off when it detects that all entry points were breached simultaneously. Sammy suffers a fit while playing soccer and Lacy is shocked when hundreds of birds suddenly crash into the house. One night, Lacy is awakened by a sound from Sammy's room. When she goes to check on him, through the darkness she sees a figure standing over his bed. She turns on the light to find an empty room. Sammy is found walking away from the house but cannot remember leaving. Lacy, Daniel and Jesse each suffer catatonic episodes and regain consciousness with no memory of their experiences.
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Josh Wingate, Keri Russell, Brian Stepanek, Judith Moreland, Dakota Goyo, Trevor St. John, Rich Hutchman, Jake Brennan, Marion…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi