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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lucky McKee and Angela Bettis to Team Up Again for Jack Ketchum Sequel

Andrew Van Den Houten gave me a heads up that he and Jack Ketchum are teaming up to do a sequel to The Offspring.  The Women is set to film in August 2010.

Here's the official announcement fro Peace Arch:
Peace Arch Adopts 'Offspring'
Article by: Staff of
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Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. announced today that it has acquired all distribution rights outside North America to MODERNCINÉ’s new feature film Offspring: The Woman, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee.

Offspring: The Woman is currently in pre-production with principal photography scheduled to begin in Michigan in late June.

Dubbed the “scariest guy in America” by Stephen King, American horror author Jack Ketchum is the winner of multiple Bram Stoker Awards. Offspring: The Woman, to be published later this year by Leisure Books, will be the fifth novel by Ketchum to be adapted into a feature film. Most recently Offspring, based on Ketchum’s novel of the same name, was distributed on DVD in the U.S. by Ghosthouse Underground through Lionsgate in 2009.

In addition to co-authoring the novel, McKee is attached to direct. McKee has established a broad following in the horror genre with films such as the award winning May (starring Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto and Anna Faris, released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2003) and Sundance favorite Red (starring Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore and Kyle Gallner, released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in 2008), which was also based on the novel of the same name by Jack Ketchum. McKee also served as a producer on Jack Ketchum’s The Lost and was the youngest director to make an episode for the first season of the acclaimed Showtime anthology series Masters of Horror.

Current cast attachments include Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted, May) and Pollyanna McIntosh (John Landis’ upcoming Burke and Hare). McIntosh will be reprising her role as The Woman, a character who first appeared in Offspring.

The film will be produced by Andrew van den Houten’s MODERNCINÉ, whose previous titles include cult-hit Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Headspace, Home Movie, Made for Each Other and Offspring. For additional information, please visit

Julie Sultan, President of International Sales and Distribution for Peace Arch, said, “We are very pleased to be bringing this spine-tingling new film to the international marketplace. Lucky McKee has already demonstrated his ability to create terrific films based on Jack Ketchum’s works, and the same rabid fans who buy his books see his films. The Woman will strike a powerful chord with both horror enthusiasts and movie lovers everywhere.”

Van den Houten added, “The Offspring franchise couldn’t be in better hands than with helmer Lucky McKee and Mr. Ketchum. We are thrilled that Peace Arch shares our vision in making groundbreaking films that push the envelope. The Woman will take horror fans to an unprecedented level of terror.”

Julie Sultan and Paul Gardner of Peace Arch and Andrew van den Houten of MODERNCINÉ negotiated the deal.

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