RKO project going by different name
One of RKO’s many remakes is being sold by Highland Film Group under a different title.
The proposed redo of I Walked With a Zombie is going by The Plantation these days and according to Highland’s site, Liv Tyler and Gary Oldman are “interested” in starring.
Andy Fickman, RKO’s Ted Hartley and Twisted Pictures’ Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Carl Mazzocone are still attached to produce the script by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan.
Fickman told us last fall that progress on the RKO remakes was moving slowly but surely. Marcus would be directing I Walked With a Zombie/Plantation.
Here’s a synopsis from Highland along with sales art…which uses a skull merged with Angelina Jolie’s face.
Betsy, a young haunted school teacher, is running from her past. She accepts the generous offer from Mr. Theroux, agreeing to home school his children while living with them in their idyllic family plantation.
Betsy quickly embraces the children and earns their trust, but questions the children’s strange distant behavior. Soon she uncovers a dark family secret, and suspects that Mr. Theroux may have harmed his own children.
Betsy must navigate through Voodoo mythology, ritual curses, and other security measures put in place by M. Theroux to prevent his kids from leaving from leaving the isolated plantation. To rescue the children, she must risk her life in order to escape the supernatural evil that surrounds them all.
Source: Highland Film Group