Samara Weaving has turned into a bit of a modern day scream queen thanks to her roles in Ready Or Not, The Babysitter, and Ash vs The Evil Dead. She’s looking to further that reputation by signing on to star in another horror project. This one is titled Azrael.
Evan Katz will direct from a script written by Simon Barrett. The former has directed episodes of The Haunting Of Bly Manor and Scream: The TV Series, while also helming thriller Small Crimes.
Barrett has written segments for anthology film V/H/S as well as You’re Next and the 2016 version of Blair Witch. He’s currently writing the Godzilla vs Kong sequel.
So Azrael seems to be in good, experienced hands. Unfortunately plot details are under wraps right now, but we know the project was acquired in a competitive situation by Jason Cloth and Dave Caplan from C2 Motion Picture Group, with the company set to produce and finance the project.
Weaving is certainly embracing her role in the horror genre, as she’s also set to star in the upcoming sixth Scream film, which should arrive early next year. Outside of horror, she’ll also be seen in Damien Chazelle‘s Babylon and biographical film Chevalier, both due by the end of the year.
Filming for Azrael is reportedly set to begin in October in Estonia.