With all of the talk over the Pet Sematary remake rising from the grave early 2019, there has been some talk around the director of the original film, Mary Lambert. Lambert is highly respected and is seen by many fans as one of the pioneers for women directors in horror for her contributions to the genre. Now, it seems Lambert could be returning to the genre again with Rolling in the Deep...
...Variety is reporting that Lambert has been hired by Branded Pictures Entertainment to helm the adaptation of Mira Grant's mermaid "thriller", Rolling in the Deep.
Originally published in 2015, Grant's novel involves a documentary crew doing a piece on mermaids who, wouldn't you know it, end up encountering real-live mermaids...mermaids which they didn't expect to have teeth.
Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) will be adapting the novel.
Rolling in the Deep is a film led by complicated badass female characters,” Lambert said. “I’ve been waiting to make a film like this my entire career. Our mermaids are not cliché sugary cartoon princesses; they will take you down if you stand in their way.”
And for those wondering just how far horror the so called "thriller" may lean, BPE executive Marc Marcum was quoted by Variety in saying:
“The story has elements of The Shallows, 47 Meters Down, Dead Calm, and even Alien...It is meant to be the definitive adaptation of the original mermaid myth that goes back to the dawn of civilization.”
Alien meets The Shallows, aka, the strangeness of the ocean depths meets heartpounding action and terror? Oh, and freaking Mary Lambert is directing? With shows like Siren and last year's The Lure , killer mermaids are splashing onto the scene and this one sounds terrifying, especially if you're like me and had the ocean ruined for you by films like Jaws.
Production is set to begin on Rolling in the Deep in 2019.
By Matt Konopka