Marshall to direct sci-fi western

Neil Marshall has signed a deal with Rogue Pictures for his next film Sacrilege, a science fiction horror movie set in the Old West. The film, which Marshall will write and direct, will be influenced by the paranoia and tension of favourite Marshall movies such as John Carpenter’s The Thing. “It is set during the … Continued

phx8vaafcswcbd_l.jpgNeil Marshall has signed a deal with Rogue Pictures for his next film Sacrilege, a science fiction horror movie set in the Old West.

The film, which Marshall will write and direct, will be influenced by the paranoia and tension of favourite Marshall movies such as John Carpenter’s The Thing. “It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party (a group of American settlers who resorted to cannibalism after getting snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in 1846),’ he explains. “It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie.”

Rogue Pictures, the genre production arm of Focus Features, collaborated with Marshall on his upcoming movie Doosmday which is set for release on 9 May and will be reviewed in Issue 14 of SciFiNow.