Director Neil Marshall is returning the horror genre with producer Sam Raimi for Burst 3-D, a horror thriller for Ghost House Pictures and Lionsgate.
Variety confirmed the exciting team-up of Marshall and Raimi, which will mark the first foray into the popular 3-D format for both talents. The movie is about “a group of stranded travelers meet during a blizzard and get stalked by a malevolent force that makes people spontaneously combust.” That should make for some gory three-dimensional effects and it sounds like Marshall’s return to the genre is right back where he belongs.
Marshall’s credits include the breakout hit The Descent, which is getting an unnecessary sequel soon without him, a less than stellar Doomsday mashing together material we’ve seen before, and 2010′s Centurion centered on a Roman legion fighting for their lives. But Marshall is at his best with Descent and Dog Soldiers where claustrophobic settings mix with horrific attacks from supernatural and human forces alike.
Of course, the 3-D gimmick being tacked on is a dollar grabber for another studio movie. Sure, there’s the option of skipping the premium pricing for the flat version, but Lionsgate intends on pushing hard for those extra dollars with that extra dimension. I just hope it doesn’t dilute the product for those a little jaded with 3-D already.