The upcoming horror flick begins production next year.
Bryan Fuller and Mads Mikkelsen are reuniting, however this time, they aren’t bringing the titular Hannibal Lecter to monitors. The duo, who previously worked collectively on NBC’s Hannibal, will paintings collectively once more for the upcoming function Dust Bunny. Fuller will write, produce, and make his feature directorial debut, with Mikkelsen in a main position. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee will produce with businesses Thunder Road and Entertainment One.
Dust Bunny will observe an eight-yr-antique girl who believes that a monster lurking underneath her bed ate her own family. So, she turns to her “interesting neighbor” for help to kill the monster. Though no other plot information are available, the brief description already teases a film right up each Fuller and Mikkelsen’s wheelhouse. Beyond Hannibal, Fuller’s love of horror is well-known (as seen in his social media posts), and he has labored on different style tasks, together with the recently released Queer for Fear. Meanwhile, Mikkelsen regularly takes on roles of extra brutal characters, so a monster-killing neighbor will fit proper in together with his earlier paintings.
Fuller and Mikkelsen first worked collectively in the three-season NBC series Hannibal, which turned into created and govt produced by way of Fuller. It centered on the early courting among criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and famend psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen) as they aided the FBI in tracking down serial killers — inclusive of, unbenknownst to them for some time, Hannibal himself. The series was tailored from the Thomas Harris novels and drew tale idea from the books in addition to introduced new takes to the desk. Despite it being lamentably quick-lived, its dedicated fanbase (Fannibals) has pushed for a fourth season since the display’s initial cancellation in 2015. The collection has also been lauded by critics and audiences alike for its stunning (and often brutal) visuals, its storytelling, acting, and extra.
Alongside Hannibal, Fuller is well-known for growing the beloved Lee Pace-led collection Pushing Daisies. It observed a pie maker who used his ability to carry lifeless people and matters returned to life to solve murders. He additionally created Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and has labored on extra collection consisting of American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery. It turned into recently introduced that Fuller will helm a Friday the 13th prequel series titled Crystal Lake.
When he’s now not making excellent however questionable feasts as Hannibal, Mikkelsen has starred in some of features across Danish and English-language movies. He has starred inside the Oscar-triumphing Danish film Another Round, took on James Bond in Casino Royale, and has seemed in additional franchises, inclusive of the MCU and the Star Wars universe. He will subsequent famous person in the upcoming Indiana Jones five and reunite with A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel for The Bastard.
Lee expressed her excitement to paintings with Fuller, pointing out, “We had been huge enthusiasts of Bryan’s for years. Dust Bunny is enormously innovative and unlike some thing inside the marketplace and we’re pleased to assist convey his first characteristic to life.” Kristen Figeroid, Sierra/Affinity’s Managing Director and Executive Vice President, expressed similar sentiments for Mikkelsen’s casting, pronouncing, “Mads brings such a unique first-rate to every man or woman he brings to lifestyles and his function in Dust Bunny may be no exception. We’re excited to bring a throwback to the family horror movies of the ’80s, a loved genre for lots, to this year’s market at AFM.”
Dust Bunny currently would not have a release date, but manufacturing is about to start in January 2023. In the interim, take a look at out Mikkelsen and Fuller’s paintings on Hannibal, streaming now on Hulu.
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