CATEGORIES Horror, Independent, Thrillers, Casting, Newsstand, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalBecause Americans have fallen totally in love with movies in which lots of violence -- sexual and otherwise -- is visited upon nubile young women, Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur (the minds behind Haute Tension and the The Hills Have Eyes remake) are striking while the iron is hot. Their newest production is called P2 (as opposed to K2, a confusion that will only intensify when you see the word "climber" in the following quote), and will tell the story of "a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive." A sign that I will not be seeing this movie is that just reading the summary makes me feel a little sick with fear -- yes, the thought of psycho cops and security guards in isolated settings scares the crap out of me. That said, however, the bit about survival is hopeful -- maybe the woman will kick the guy's ass before he gets a chance to slash her face and fondle her boobs. Unlikely, I realize, but still.
The movie will star Wes Bentley, who has been under a rock (made of bad, little-seen movies) since American Beauty, and Rachel Nichols, and will mark the directorial debut of Hills Have Eyes editor Franck Khalfoun. Shooting begins next month.