It's starting to feel like 2020 is the year of the dark superhero film...
...Via Variety, Saban Films has acquired Mortal, the next film from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and The Autopsy of Jane Doe director Andre Ovredal. Ovredal co-wrote the film with Norman Lesperance. From the looks of the trailer below, this could be the next of a long line of more sinister superhero flicks coming our way this year, including New Mutants and Morbius.
"A young man discovering he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology."
While it's unclear exactly how much Mortal will delve into horror (and it's hard to imagine it won't), President of Saban, Bill Bromiley, told the site, "This is a coming-of-age origins story but also a genre mashup with Wolff rising as a legend with God-like powers. Our audiences will love this.”
Say no more, Bill. We're sold.
The film stars Nat Wolff (Death Note) Iben Akerlie (Victoria), Priyanka Bose (Lion) and Per Frisch (Farewell Illusions)
John Einar Hagen, Ben Pugh and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will produce for Nordisk Film Production, 42 and Automatik.
By Matt Konopka