The Children of the Corn reboot is now headed to post-production. The film’s shooting schedule was disrupted back in early March after the coronavirus pandemic forced people into isolation.
Undaunted, director Kurt Wimmer, created call times that were adherent to safety measures and continued shooting through the pandemic.
Deadline reports that Wimmer worked with “Safe Work NSW and film safety expert Jon Heaney,” to accomplish the new production schedule. Since the entire cast and crew were on location in Australia the change was an easy one to make. There is no further clarity on exact on-set health protocols.
Although the film is an adaptation of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, there is no official title yet. The filmmakers have said the story is based on King’s written short, but has “’almost nothing to do with’ the 1984 movie.”
Producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) had this to say about the wrap:
“We’re thrilled to be able to announce the completion of principal photography with Elena, Kate, Callan and Bruce who lead our cast on this reimagining of Stephen King’s timeless short story,” said Foster. “We’d like to thank our cast and crew for their unrivalled professionalism, banding together to work to bring this movie to life. It was incredibly important to us to us to keep our production alive and to keep people employed and productive for as long as we could do so safely, during this crisis. We accomplished that – no one got sick and we all figured out how to work together as a team to do our jobs while keeping our cast, crew and workplace, safe and secure. We’d also like to thank Screen NSW, Safe Work NSW and all those vendors and suppliers who worked with us as valuable partners during the shoot to ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew was protected.”
The film follows the events that lead up to mass parricide in a small Nebraska town.
The movie stars Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies), Kate Moyer (The Handmaid’s Tale), Australian talent Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King).
Expect it to hit theaters in 2021.