Maggie Grace (Taken) has signed on for a leading role in Kevin Greutert’s “Exorcist-on-a-plane” thriller according to Deadline.
Greutert (the Saw franchise)’s film will centre on a demonically possessed passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight; Grace is slated to play Valerie, a psychologist and single mother with a special needs son, who must contend with the supernatural threat as well as the added drama of her ex-boyfriend who is also on board.
Co-producer Jean Charles Lévy had this to say:
“We read Chris’ (Sparling – Buried, The Atticus Institute) script and immediately fell for it and we’re incredibly excited to have Kevin and Maggie onboard. We are building a dedicated set in Kiev for this plane which will have all the tools to maximize production value. We want this to feel as real and large as possible, so that when people watch it, they’ll feel they’re on the plane themselves with a growing sense of claustrophobia and terror.”
Principal photography for Incident on 459 will begin in the Ukraine this September.
What went wrong here? Not enough airline peanuts?
I’ve been craving a good possession story for a while, with TV and film missteps like Outcast and The Lazarus Effect not coming close to scratching that itch. The Exorcist TV series did a lot better than I expected, but still fell prey to an overly familiar rules and predictable circumstances. But then a good plane-based setting rarely fails to set up some tangible stakes.
What say you, Wasteoids? Is the set up intriguing enough?