New title, strike halts production
In the great tradition of serpentine thrillers like Sssssss and Venom, Jennifer Lynch’s upcoming horror movie is being re-titled from Nagin to something more ominous: Hisss!
Actress Mallika Sherawat plays a Naagin, or snake woman, who ventures out of the jungles and into the modern world to retrieve her mate. Irfan Khan was cast as the cop on her slithery trail.
Lynch is currently in India directing Hisss for Split Image Pictures. According to Reuters, however, production has been stopped due to a strike called by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees. More details here.
Robert Kurtzman’s handling FX duties on Hisss, get a look at some of his handiwork from the film below!