Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, the creative minds behind the Pet Sematary reboot, are teaming up once again for their next project, a survival thriller titled “The Swallow.” Grace Van Dien, known for her role in Stranger Things, is set to star as Ziggy in the film, with Kölsch and Widmyer also handling the screenplay. Production on “The Swallow” is scheduled to begin in the summer, with additional casting for supporting characters expected before filming commences. The movie will be produced by James Harris, Mark Lane, and John Finemore.
The Swallow will follow a group of teenagers embarking on a camping trip in a remote forest, only to encounter a mysterious and insatiable force lurking beneath the earth’s surface. With no means of escape, Ziggy and her friends must navigate the perilous situation as the unknown entity consumes everything in its path. Kölsch and Widmyer described the film as a relentless horror experience, promising non-stop tension and primal terror that intensifies until the very end.
Grace Van Dien To Lead New Survival Thriller From 'Pet Sematary' Directors
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The duo’s previous collaboration on the Pet Sematary reboot proved successful, grossing $113 million worldwide at the box office. The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel delves into the eerie phenomenon of the Pet Sematary, where buried entities inexplicably return to life. Grace Van Dien, known for her role as Crissy Cunningham in Stranger Things, will face a different kind of threat as Ziggy in The Swallow, highlighting her versatility as an actress. While her character in Stranger Things met a tragic fate, audiences can hope for a more favorable outcome for Ziggy in this thrilling new adventure. Source