While Alex Proyas has gone on to do several big studio movies, he is best known to horror fans as the director of both The Crow and the criminally underrated Dark City. Now, he returns to our genre with his first straight-up horror film, Sister Darkness, which has hit the ongoing Cannes Market, Bloody Disgusting discovered.

Described as a macabre female-driven fever dream of revenge and gothic terror with deep franchise potential, Sister Darkness is set in 1930s UK at a time when women were marginalized and exploited.

“It follows the newlywed but unhappy Alice who stumbles across her doppelganger Isla, whose existence is a mystery seeped in a tale of bloody retribution against her oppressors, the hellish supernatural nightscape, and a dread uprising against the deceitful aristocracy.”

Proyas’ primary vision is inspired by UK horror movies of the 60s and 70s with deep reverence to legendary films such as The Innocents and The Legend of Hell House!

Proyas’s studio production outfit Heretic Foundation with his IP development company Mystery Clock Cinema announced today the co-production/financing partnership with UK-based 108 Media leading the charge to launch worldwide sales and packaging on Proyas’ latest feature-film project.

The estimated USD35M production is based on an original script by Proyas and will be shot in his home base of Australia in late-2022 into mid-2023, using a unique, fully virtual production process specially developed and refined by his VFX studio Heretic Foundation, which has been developing revolutionary approaches to filmmaking in this space since 2020.

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