An extended-delayed remake of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn lastly will get a launch date. King’s quick story a couple of small farming city taken over by murderous spiritual zealot kids was first tailored right into a function movie again in 1984. That film just isn’t precisely thought-about a traditional, however however, 9 extra Children of the Corn movies have been launched over the a long time, the final arriving in 2018.
Nine extra Children of the Corn movies would possibly appear to be greater than sufficient, however there was truly alleged to be a tenth launched, a prequel film that completed filming approach again in 2020 and was truly proven in a pair of theaters that very same 12 months. However, due to COVID, plans to launch the film wider have been delayed till fall of 2022. But after that launch plan fell by way of, it started to look that followers would by no means get to see the latest entry within the very-long-running Children of the Corn sequence. Now nonetheless, RLJE Films and Shudder have stepped in to accumulate distribution rights, and the film is lastly getting a theatrical launch on March 3, 2023. Children of the Corn will then be launched digitally on March 21, 2023 (through Deadline).
This latest Children of the Corn film is totally different from a lot of the prior entries within the franchise in that it’s truly slated to get a theatrical launch, the overwhelming majority of its predecessors having been launched straight to video or TV. Another factor distinguishing the brand new movie from nearly all of Children of the Corn films is its method to the fabric, because it truly tackles the whole lot that led as much as the children taking on the city, permitting this new movie to maybe deal with the largest plot gap within the authentic film: how did the children handle to maintain their takeover of a complete city secret from the remainder of the world? The new film’s synopsis reads as follows:
This intriguing prequel to/remake of Children of the Corn marks the return of Kurt Wimmer, who hasn’t directed a function movie since 2006’s Mila Jovovich automobile Ultraviolet. The film’s forged contains Bruce Spence, who will likely be immediately acquainted to cult film followers because the Gyro Captain from The Road Warrior. The forged additionally contains Elena Kampouris (Jupiter’s Legacy), Kate Moyer (Station Eleven), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame), Stephen Hunter (Thor: Love and Thunder) and Erika Heynatz (Farscape).
The information that Children of the Corn is lastly getting a launch clearly comes as a aid to the movie’s producers, after a protracted and troubled course of that included the set being visited by Australian police over allegations that COVID protocols weren’t being adopted (per the Daily Mail). Whether the film was price all the difficulty, and the three-year watch for a launch, stays to be seen. But at the very least the movie now will likely be seen by greater than the few individuals who caught its handful of 2020 screenings.