Mary Lambert is Rolling in the Deep with killer mermaids


Mary Lambert will be directing the upcoming adaptation of Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep about killer mermaids.

Mary Lambert is known for directing copious amounts of music videos in the 80’s. Her collaborations with Madonna are legendary from Like a Virgin to the controversial Like a Prayer she was clearly the Material Girl’s go-to creative.

She also did her fair share of Mötley Crüe, Sting, The Go-Go’s and Janet Jackson projects as well. Her foray into movies came in 1987 when she helmed the mysterious Siesta about an amnesiac played by Ellen Barkin who wakes up covered in blood with no memory of who she is.

Her breakthrough feature was Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Lambert who always had a flair for horror followed that assignment up with a Tales from the Crypt episode. Three years later she directed Pet Sematary II. When the 2000’s rolled around, she found herself writing and directing the vampire series Dark Path Chronicles.

So, it is no surprise that she would sign on to be behind the camera for the upcoming adaptation of Mira Grant’s killer mermaid opus, Rolling in the Deep. The plotline definitely makes the point that this is not a live action version of the famous red-haired Ariel’s adventures.

No, this is decidedly darker. The movie revolves around a young filmmaker named Mira who is set to shoot a pseudo-documentary on mermaids in the Mariana Trench. What she discovers is that she and her crewmates are being attacked by real-life mythical creatures.

One of the reasons that Lambert took the job according to Branded Pictures Entertainment’s press release:

"“Rolling in the Deep is a film led by complicated badass female characters. I’ve been waiting to make a film like this my entire career. Our mermaids are not cliché sugary cartoon princesses; they will take you down if you stand in their way.”"

This is not your parents Little Mermaid. BPE which has purchased Grant’s novel has hired Sean Hood to pen the script. Hood is best known for the remake of Conan the Barbarian and for Halloween: Resurrection. Like Lambert he shares a passion for the horror genre.

The story is being described by Marc Marcum, Vice President at BPE as a combination of “The Shallows, 47 Meters Down, Dead Calm and Alien.” Those movies are all top notch so Mary Lambert will have some big shoes to fill.

Grant’s novel has a sequel entitled, Into the Drowning Deep which BPE is hoping to turn into a franchise. Talented genre artists are populating this film behind the scenes so it may capture some attention.

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We will keep you updated on any breaking news about this new horror film. In the meantime, you can always go to BPE’s main website to check on updates at this link.

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