Entertainment One (eOne), Hopscotch Features and Guerilla Films have announced that Monica Bellucci, Ben O’Toole and Tess Haubrich will star in the sci-fi horror film Nekromancer by Australian filmmaker brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood). Nekromancer is a genre-mashing, sci-fi-horror which will take audiences on a cinematic roller-coaster traversing the full spectrum of human (and inhuman) emotion. The film will see the return of the Roache-Turner brothers’ masterful mix of gore and comedy, prominent in their debut feature Wyrmwood, which was a festival hit and took the fanboy world by storm. Kiah Roache-Turner will direct, with Andrew Mason and Troy Lum producing for Hopscotch Features, together with Tristan Roache-Turner of Guerilla Films.
“Monica Bellucci brings her wonderful talents and considerable glamour to our production and we are thrilled to have her on board working alongside this group of exciting up-and-coming actors,” Tristan, Mason and Lum commented.
“Kiah and Tristan are among the most exciting new talents in this genre and we’re delighted to be working with such bold new filmmakers,” Mason and Lum commented.
The film is being financed by eOne together with Screen Australia and Create NSW. eOne will distribute the film, with partners Sierra/Affinity handling worldwide sales.
Nekromancer will shoot at Fox Studios later this year.