The great Joe Dante, the man behind Gremlins, The Howling and The ‘Burbs, is finally directing a new film, having found financing for his new horror comedy Burying The Ex, starring Anton Yelchin, Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Greene.
The Wrap reports that Burying The Ex is the story of “Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead.”
Dante hasn’t directed a feature film since 2009’s The Hole, which flopped despite its excellence. He’s been attached to a couple of anthology horrors, such as Paris, I’ll Kill You, but this is much more exciting news.
Production on Burying The Ex starts today. You can buy The Hole on Blu-ray for £6.41 at Amazon.co.uk.