If you’re a film fan of a certain generation (OK, mine), the works of Joe Dante probably formed a seminal part of your movie-going experience growing up with films like The Howling, Gremlins and Explorers. In more recent years, his film output has slowed down in favor of television work, so it is always good news to hear that Dante has something in the works for the big screen. And that is why it is good news to hear that Dante is set to direct a new supernatural thriller titled Labirintus.
Variety describes the plot of the film like this –
“Labirintus” tells the story of a paranormal investigator and psychiatric researcher, who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within Hungary’s Budapest Labyrinth, the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group, they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.
OK, this sounds like fun and certainly a much better use of Dante’s talents than directing yet another episode of the Hawaii Five-O reboot.
Outside of a string of producers, the Variety report doesn’t have much more in terms of actual details in other creative types involved in the film.