Following the success of The Conjuring and its recent spinoff, Annabelle, Lotus Entertainment has announced a new horror flick.
Here’s the official press release announcing The Crucifixion:
“The producer behind box office sensations ANNABELLE and THE CONJURING will re-team with writers of THE CONJURING for the thriller THE CRUCIFIXION, to be directed by Xavier Gens (THE DIVIDE, HITMAN). Chad and Carey Hayes (THE CONJURING) penned the screenplay, which is based on true events. Peter Safran (ANNABELLE, THE CONJURING) and the Hayes brothers will produce, with Lotus Entertainmentâ€™s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian executive producing. Lotus will handle international sales and introduce to buyers at AFM.
When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.
Lotusâ€™ Jim Seibel said: â€œPeter and the Hayes brothers have an amazing track record in the genre space, and weâ€™re excited to be teaming up with them. We felt that a smart, edgy thriller like THE CRUCIFIXION combined with this amazing creative team had all the right ingredients to be a global box office hit.â€
SOURCE: Lotus Entertainment