A few months ago, Blumhouse boss and horror super producer Jason Blum got into legitimate trouble because he did not have many female directors in the horror room. by that time Blumhouse had not produced a single theatrically distributed horror film by a director.
Of course that was nonsense and behold! What is that on the horizon? Is it a woman? Indieire reports that in an episode of Blumhouse's forthcoming Hulu Exclusive Horror Anthology Into the Dark a post by Sophia Takal, an actress and director prominent in the festival circuit for some time, is shown. Her new film, New Year New You will feature a women's cast and will premiere on December 28th.
The film will feature an impressive cast, including Suki Waterhouse ( Assassination Nation ), Carly Chaikin ( Mr. Robot ) and Io9 favorite Kirby Howell-Baptiste () Killing Eve, The Good Place ). The project, according to Sakal, has been in progress since this summer and is about a group of high school friends who reunited on New Year's Eve, encountering a trauma from the past, which is a bit like the plot of [klingt]. Until dawn now that I think about it.
It is not the only woman-sponsored project to feature Into the Dark even as Chelsea Stardust's All That We Destroy becomes also appear as part of the anthology. While Blum's comments were pretty questionable, it's nice to see women near Blumhouse. Hopefully some of it will be released soon.