The controversial horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night has become increasingly more popular over the years. The 1984 slasher movie is best remembered for its disturbing take on the genre, blending Christmas with the grisliness of Halloween and Friday the 13th. It spawned a series of sequels, as well as a loose remake, and now it looks like a new movie is in the works. In fact, the original producers – Scott Schneid and Dennis Whitehead of Wonderwheel Entertainment – are actually both onboard for the project as well. The remake rights were acquired by Orwo Studios and Black Hanger Studios, who have just recently also announced their plans to reboot the Jeepers Creepers franchise.
As revealed via Deadline:
“The project was brought to Orwo by producer Anthony Masi of MasiMedia. Schneid, Whitehead, and Masi will produce along with Jake Seal, Terry Bird, and Jamie R. Thompson of Orwo Studios/Black Hangar. Orwo Studios is financing and representing world sales rights.”
What’s more, Wonderwheel Entertainment had the following statement:
“The continued desire for horror content and the ongoing success of the genre meant it was the perfect time to be able to offer up this chilling revival of the iconic title.”
Producer Anthony Masi added:
“We are thrilled to be working with the original producers as well as Orwo and Black Hangar and are committed to honoring nostalgia for the original while offering surprises for new audiences to discover and embrace.”
This is incredibly exciting news, especially when you consider just how popular Silent Night, Deadly Night and its sequels have become over the years, particularly Part 2. With that said, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of take the producers have in store for this new entry in the franchise. But with the original film’s producers involved, it’s no doubt going to be something both twisted and special just like the first. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon, as they have a 2022 release date in mind.