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“SKYFALL” & “SWEENEY TODD” scripter goes to Blumhouse’s “WHISTLER CAMP” for his directorial debut

Friday, April 9, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The three-time Academy Award nominee is taking the helm of a topical chiller.

Blumhouse has announced that top screenwriter John Logan will take his maiden voyage as director on WHISTLER CAMP, a horror film/queer empowerment story set at a gay conversion camp. Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar will produce, with Ryan Turek as the overseeing creative executive; casting is currently underway. Logan received Oscar nods for Martin Scorsese’s HUGO and THE AVIATOR and Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR; his credits also include the James Bond blockbuster SKYFALL, Tim Burton’s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT, THE LAST SAMURAI and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY; he also created and executive-produced Showtime’s supernatural series PENNY DREADFUL and last year’s follow-up show PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. We’ll keep you posted on further details about this one!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.