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Children of the Corn: Genesis

  Tags: Barbara Nedeljakova, Billy Drago, children of the corn, Dimension Films, Duane Whitaker, Dusty Burwell, DVD, evil kids, Joel Soisson, Kelen Coleman, killer kids, MISC, SEQUELS, Tim Rock

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Tim and Allie are heading out of LA and into the very warm California desert environs to see Tim's father. The car overheats and they are forced to stay overnight at the home of a questionable couple and their young child...

CATEGORY
Misc | Sequels

RELEASE DATE
August 30, 2011 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Dimension Films
MPAA RATING
R "horror violence, language and some sexual content."
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Joel Soisson
WRITTEN BY
Joel Soisson
STARRING
Billy Drago
Barbara Nedeljakova
Kelen Coleman
Duane Whitaker
Tim Rock
Dusty Burwell

PROJECT DETAILS
  • The film reportedly received a very silent and limited theatrical showing in California on March 17th 2011, where it apparently only opened to one theater (!?) and for one night only.
  • Orinally subtitled The Dweller.
  • Went under reshoots to flesh out a prologue with more "creepy kiddos".
  • Apparently, much like with the unnecessary Hellraiser sequel, Dimension Films was forced to move forward with this sequel in order to keep the rights to a proposed Children of the Corn remake, which is also in development.
  • Character Breakdown: TIM - Handsome, mid 20s, a leading man with a hint of weakness. He is newly married with a baby on the way. He is a good guy and he means well. He is just not going to be able to win this fight.
  • Character Breakdown: ALLIE - mid 20s. Lovely, newly married and in the first trimester of her first pregnancy. She is not afraid of controversy, and a strong willed woman. She will fight for what is right when necessary. She is just not used to losing the fight...
  • Character Breakdown: HELEN - mid 20s – 30. A beautiful, Russian/Eastern-European woman with a serious bag of secrets. Helen is a very sexual character and there will be frontal nudity required to play this role.
  • Character Breakdown: PREACHERlate 50s. Creepy. He is a powerful man and filled with religious zealotry. Is he able to save this young couple before the evil envelops them, or is he the truly evil one?
  • Character Breakdown: LITTLE BOY3-6 yrs old. Caucasian. This boy needs to look SCARY to the audience, and the young actor should have the ability to wear makeup and a wig for long periods of time. He should have very pale skin and large eyes. He is odd, haunted, skinny, maligned, scary, stringy haired, not sure what but there is a certain haunted, quiet SOMETHING about him. This character speaks no lines, and this is a role that is considered a featured extra role.
  • Character Breakdown: PRITCHETTA local tow truck driver. Folksy, with a quick charm, but with a surprisingly worldly intelligence. The ability to speak Russian would be a definite plus.
  • Kelen Coleman and Tim Rock play the couple who "fall under the thrall of [Billy] Drago and [Barbara] Nedejakova's characters - and their 'Corn' kid."
  • Though not confirmed, one can safely assume it's going straight to DVD, especially with Joel Soisson attached.
  • Writer/director Joel Soisson is no stranger to straight-to-DVD efforts (or sequels), having written the Prophecy and Dracula 2000 sequels and also recently directing the Pulse DVD follow-ups.
  • No relation to the 2009 SyFy Channel remake.
  • A sequel to the never-ending Children of the Corn franchise.
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