Another re-imagining is on the way. Children of the Corn has wrapped production in Australia. Are King fans ready for this adaptation?
Children of the Corn is one of those Stephen King adaptations that frequently gets mentioned when discussing creepy kids in movies. The original 1984 film starring Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame and Peter Horton spawned a series of ten sequels.
According to Deadline, director Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) wrapped production on an untitled re-imagining of King’s tale. What makes this particular effort unusual is that it is the first feature to be completed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Information on this particular venture is limited. What we do know is that it will be a modern approach to the story and that it stars Elena Kampouris (Summer Night), Kate Moyer (The Handmaid’s Tale), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Sisi Stringer (Mortal Kombat 2021), Callan Mulvey (Power) and Bruce Spence (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).
Variety has more information on the plot of the film. It won’t take its cues from the first movie. Instead, it will follow King’s work. From the description, it sounds as if audiences will get to see why the adults were murdered in that small town in Nebraska.
Another distinction that this Children of the Corn incarnation has is that the cast and crew were given the go ahead by New South Wales government agency, Safe Work NSW and film expert, Jon Heaney to continue with filming since the cast and crew were already on set together. Of course, proper protocols were adhered to in order to keep everyone involved Coronavirus free.
It will be interesting to see how die-hard fans of this particular franchise respond to this latest venture. Could it be the next Midsommar?
As of yet, there is no firm release date. All that is known is that Children of the Corn will be out sometime in 2021. In the meantime, you can stream the original 1984 effort on Tubi, VUDU, Pluto TV, YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Prime.
Let us know in the comments whether or not you are interested in the Children of the Corn reboot.