'Turbo Kid' Director Team Take on a Twisted Serial Killer in the Upcoming 'Summer of '84'
Published May 12, 2017The last we heard from Turbo Kid directing team François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, the trio announced plans to follow up their Canadian cult hit with a proper sequel. Now, they've announced another project.
All three directors have teamed up with Brightlight Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky to direct Summer of '84. The film follows four 15-year-olds who think their police officer neighbour might be the serial killer they've been seeing on the nightly news.
The film was written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith. "Summer of '84 taps into the curiosity we all had as kids about what goes on behind closed doors," Smith said.
"How could we not bet on a writer associated with Straight Outta Compton and the directors of Turbo Kid to tell a twisted tale about a peaceful community where a serial killer threatens to shatter the suburban dream," Van Toffler, CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder & Sky, added. "It's a bold, unexpected story told by breakthrough filmmakers, and it's exactly the kind of novel film we want to make at Gunpowder & Sky."
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the tip.