Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in the upcoming supernatural horror thriller ‘Hotel 33,’ Foresight Unlimited CEO Mark Damon and Emmett/Furla Films’ Randall Emmett announced yesterday. ‘Dear Mr. Gacy’ scribe Kellie Madison wrote the script for the new horror film, and will make her feature film directorial debut with ‘Hotel 33.’ Production is slated to begin in September.
‘Hotel 33’ is based on the presumed events surrounding the disappearance of 32 people on the opening night of the Grand Hotel in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1953. While Detective Kaminsky (Cage) is investigating the event, four teenagers break into the now-abandoned hotel for a night of fun. Things soon go awry, however, and the detective has to turn his attentions to discovering the mysterious happenings surrounding the strange disappearance of two of the four teens.
Foresight Unlimited, one of the industry’s leading independent film production, sales, and distribution companies, will handle the international sales for ‘Hotel 33.’ The film will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla. Open Road Films is set to distribute the horror movie theatrically in the U.S.
“This is a real-life mystery based on factual events-a frighteningly look at the nature of evil, exploring and revealing timeless truths about the dark side of human nature, fear and the paranormal and will leave audiences shocked and captivated for years to come,” Madison said. “It’s going to be fantastic!”
Written by: Karen Benardello