So many comedy stars have now invaded the horror genre that it’s not even funny. This month, it was Orion Pictures
pouncing on a Scandinavian slasher pitch by Simon Pegg
and Nick Frost
. Last month, Lionsgate
trumpeted Chris Rock
as the idea man and executive producer who can pump new lifeblood into the studio’s rusty Saw
franchise. Danny McBride
(along with writing partner David Gordon Green
) is at work on an encore effort to the terrific Halloween screenplay that spawned last year’s Blumhouse/Universal hit and its record-setting October opening.
Writer-director John Krasinski
, meanwhile, has begin production on Paramount
’s A Quiet Place 2
, which will try to make as much noise as the first film, the PG-13 film that finished as last year’s highest-grossing horror hit with $342 million in worldwide box office.
Production is also underway on Jordan Peele
’s latest horror enterprise, Lovecraft Country