The next generation of evil
A brand new Children of the Corn remake is on the way and we finally have our first look at the upcoming film via the release of an official trailer – which you can check out below.
Based on the short story by Stephen King, this latest remake will serve as the franchise’s eleventh installment and will come to us from RJLE Films and Shudder, who acquired the rights to release the film.
Rather than taking the straight-up reboot approach, the film is said to act as more of a prequel that explains how the town came to be what it is.
The film’s synopsis reads:
Possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, twelve-year-old Eden recruits the other children in her small town to rise up and take control. Tired of having to pay the price for their parent’s mistakes, Eden leads the kids on a bloody rampage, killing the adults and anyone who opposes her. With the all the adults jailed or dead, it comes down to one high schooler who won’t go along with the plan and becomes the town’s only hope of survival. Based on the short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a chilling new re-telling for a whole new generation.
The film is written and directed by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) and will star Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (When Hope Calls), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior).
King’s original short story was first published in 1977 and was then added to the author’s 1978 collection, Night Shift. Its first theatrical adaptation arrived a few years later in 1984.
Children of the Corn will have an 18-day theatrical run beginning March 3rd, before arriving on demand and digital on March 21st.