Joe Dante to direct supernatural thriller Labirintus

Legendary director Joe Dante will return with spooky Labirintus

Joe Dante

Joe Dante is one of the greats of the genre and it’s always brilliant to hear that he’s got a new project in the works.

So we’re obviously excited to hear that he’s signed on to direct supernatural thriller Labirintus.

Variety reports that the director of Gremlins, The Howling, The ‘Burbs and The Hole will helm the chiller about “a paranormal investigator and psychiatric researcher, who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within Hungary‚Äôs Budapest Labyrinth, the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group, they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.”

Dante’s last film was zombie comedy Burying The Ex, and this sounds like a definite change of pace from those undead girlfriend chuckles.

Production is set to begin in the Spring, so there’ll be casting news soon!

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