Lee Cronin , director of the upcoming House , the new chapter in the horror saga launched by Sam Raimi.
it is already at the starting gates with his next project, the horror Thaw , which will be produced once again by New Line .
At the center of Thaw , set several years after the melting of the polar caps and the consequent rise in sea levels, we will find a group of survivors of the great disaster, looking for a new home. Their prayers are answered when they discover a habitable town. Unfortunately for them, a nightmarish creature moves beneath the surface of the water.
The premise seems to mimic Waterworld , in a horror sauce, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Cronin will also rewrite the screenplay for Thaw , the first draft of which was the work of Jeremy Passmore ( San Andreas ), who had developed it as a spec script (i.e. not commissioned by a studio) together with his manager Adam Goldworm , who will be producer. The script was sold to Gunpowder & Sky, who will produce the film.
New Line thus shows that they have great faith in the talent of Lee Cronin, who made his directorial debut with The Hole in the Ground , to rave reviews, before directing The House: Evil Awakens . The film, originally intended for HBO Max, was diverted to theaters once New Line execs took notice of its quality. At SXSW in Austin, where it premiered, the film was received overwhelmingly positive. It will be released on April 20th. HERE the trailer.