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Neon rolls new untitled horror film from director Bishal Dutta and “GET OUT” producers

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s a combination of folklore and the filmmaker’s own experience.

Neon, the company behind PARASITE, THE LODGE, POSSESSOR, IN THE EARTH, TITANE and the forthcoming next features by both David and Brandon Cronenberg, has just begun production in Vancouver on an untitled fright feature, in partnership with Brightlight Pictures and QC Entertainment, the latter of which also backed Jordan Peele’s GET OUT. Directed by feature first-timer Bishal Dutta, it stars FRESH OFF THE BOAT’s Megan Suri (pictured), Neeru Bajwa, Vik Sahay and Betty Gabriel from GET OUT and UPGRADE. A plot synopsis has not been revealed, though the PR notes, “The story is based partially on Indian legend, partially on a personal family story from Dutta’s grandfather, and partially on the filmmaker’s experience being born in India and then moving to and being raised in America.” Neon will handle U.S. distribution of the movie. Dutta previously made the highly regarded horror short INFERNO, which won him a gig helming an untitled horror feature for James Wan’s Atomic Monster company and New Line.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.