RLJE Films has released the official red band Children of the Corn trailer for the upcoming horror remake from director Kurt Wimmer. The film will be having an 18-day theatrical release starting on March 3, followed by its VOD release on March 21.
The Children of the Corn red band trailer provides us with our first look at some of the gruesome kills that will be featured in the remake. The video features a possessed young girl who manipulates the children of the town to kill all the adults. The only one who can stop their killing rampage is a high schooler who the young girl can’t seem to control.
Check out the Children of the Corn trailer below:
Based on Stephen King’s 1977 short story, Children of the Corn is written and directed by Wimmer. The story was first adapted for the big screen in 1984, with Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton serving as its leads. The upcoming remake will star Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (When Hope Calls), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior).
“It follows a 12-year-old girl in Nebraska who is possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield,” reads the synopsis. “She recruits the other children in her small town to go on a bloody rampage and kill all the adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival.”
The remake is produced by Lucas Foster, Doug Barry, and John Baldecchi with Wimmer, Mathieu Bonzon, Donald P. Borchers, Pascal Borno, John Fragomeni, Brian LaRoda, Keri Nakamoto, Andre Gaines, and Sean Harner serving as executive producers.
Directed by Fritz Kiersch and written by George Goldsmith, the 1984 feature adaptation earned $14.6 million at the box office. The movie centered on a young couple who become trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe that everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.