Gunpowder & Sky have announced they will be working with RKSS, the team behind the wonderful Turbo Kid, on their next film, Summer of ’84. The film is written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith and is an ’80s set horror film involving a group of friends who discover one of their neighbors may be a serial killer. I’m so on board with this one.
Production is set to begin this July with a year-end release, so it looks like if all goes well we won’t have to wait long till the Summer of ’84 is in our lives.
Here’s a snippet from the press release:
“How could we not bet on a writer associated with Straight Outta Compton and the directors of Turbo Kid to tell a twisted tale about a peaceful community where a serial killer threatens to shatter the suburban dream,” said Van Toffler, CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder & Sky. “It’s a bold, unexpected story told by breakthrough filmmakers, and it’s exactly the kind of novel film we want to make at Gunpowder & Sky.”“Summer of ‘84 taps into the curiosity we all had as kids about what goes on behind closed doors,” said co-writer Smith. Co-producer and co-writer Leslie added, “While writing, we tried to evoke the feeling of a genuine 80s film – but give it a contemporary twist. We hope audiences find Summer of ‘84 dangerous and haunting, as well as nostalgic and sincere.”Added RKSS (Roadkill Superstar): “We were passionate about Summer of ’84 since the very first pitch. Our team fell in love with the script and felt like it was written just for us. There was no doubt in our mind that we needed to get attached to this amazing project and work with the talented writers who imagined it all.”“Everyone at Brightlight Pictures is ecstatic to be working with the brilliant team at Gunpowder & Sky to bring Matt and Stephen’s bold and thrilling script to life,” said Shawn Williamson, CEO of Brightlight Pictures and who is producing with Jameson Parker. “As soon as I read the script I knew Brightlight had to be a part of this film, and who better to direct it than the masterminds behind Turbo Kid – Roadkill Superstar!”