Cobweb, a horror film produced by Seth Rogen and starring Lizzy Caplan, is getting a July theatrical release from Lionsgate
Four and a half years ago, it was announced that Lionsgate – a studio that had once been a prominent force in the horror genre, with releases like The Devil’s Rejects, Cabin Fever, the Hostel films, and of course the Saw franchise – was developing a genre project called Cobweb with the intention of taking back their “ownership” of horror. Soon, we’re finally going to have the chance to see just how impressive Cobweb is. Lionsgate has revealed that they’ll be giving the film a theatrical release on July 21st.
Directed by Samuel Bodin, who created Netflix’s short-lived French horror series Marianne, from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin (Leatherface), Cobweb has the following synopsis: Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall – a tapping that his parents insist is all in his imagination. As Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. And for a child, what could be more frightening than that?
We previously saw a synopsis that said a boy’s abusive parents have always told him the voices he hears in the walls of his house are only in his head. But when he discovers that they’re real, he conspires to let them out.
Lizzy Caplan, who will soon be seen in a Paramount+ version of Fatal Attraction, stars in Cobweb alongside Antony Starr (The Boys), Cleopatra Coleman (Infinity Pool), and Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon).
The film was produced by Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee. Vertigo’s Andrew Childs serves as executive producer with Jonathan McCoy and Josh Fagen, who oversaw the project for Point Grey. Jim Miller and Meredith Wieck oversaw the project for Lionsgate.
Cobweb sounds interesting to me, and Lionsgate vice chairman Michael Burns seemed so hyped about it when it was first announced, I’m really looking forward to seeing how it has turned out. The summer release date implies that Lionsgate is happy with what Bodin has done with it.
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Along with word of the July release date comes the unveiling a first look image, which you can take a look at right here:
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/cobweb-lizzy-caplan-july/