More tweaking to this year’s film schedule continues with Blumhouse/Universal‘s James McAvoy thriller, Speak No Evil, going from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13, where an untitled Blumhouse movie already has dibs.
Speak No Evil, which we are hearing very hot things about, moves away from Liongate’s feature take of videogame, Borderlands, and MGM’s Flint Strong to a new date where it’s up against Paramount/Hasbro’s animated Transformers One and an untitled Angel Studios movie.
Speak No Evil is a feature adaptation of acclaimed Danish horror title Gæsterne (Speak No Evil), about a family invited for a weekend at an idyllic country house—a dream holiday that warps into a snarled psychological nightmare. James Watkins, the fimmaker of Woman in Black, is the writer and director here based on the screenplay of Gæsterne by Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup. That movie was released in 2022, and earned 11 Danish Film Awards nominations, the Danish equivalent of the Oscars.
McAvoy is a Blumhouse vet of Split and Glass. Pic also stars Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy and Aisling Franciosi. Jason Blum produces for Blumhouse. EPs are Paul Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Bea Sequeira.