Marcus Nispel Pursues Two Original Projects


F13 director talks Conception, Pod

Fresh from Crystal Lake, where he was bringing Jason Voorhees to life in the upcoming Friday the 13th, director Marcus Nispel informed the press this weekend that he’s ready to turn to something original next.

“There’s a movie that I’m interested in. A great movie about cloning, it’s called Immaculate Conception,” the German director said. “A girl gets pregnant, doesn’t know why. You think it goes like Rosemary’s Baby but it’s not a horror movie, though. You find out that she’s part of an experiment. A splinter group of the church found a rusty old nail in the hills of Golgotha and they’ve harvested the DNA they believe is from Jesus Christ. It’s like Marathon Man or Coma.”

Also on Nispel’s slate, a film idea he’s been nurturing for a bit now that has been recently been dubbed Pod. “It’s dealing with a huge fascination of mine – the seven sub-levels under Manhattan. When they dig deep they find something they shouldn’t have.”

In addition to Friday the 13th Nispel has also directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Pathfinder and the telefilm Frankenstein.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor