Fresh off their shocking reinterpretation of beloved bear Winnie the Pooh in the box office hit, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, the creative team at ITN Studios is gearing up to serve a chilling reimagining of the well-known fairytale, Cinderella. The studio has revealed the initial glimpses of their new project, Cinderella’s Curse, to Variety, showcasing an unsettlingly blood-soaked rendition.
Kelly Rian Sanson (She Said) leads the cast in the role of the eponymous princess. One of the released images shows her sporting traditional blonde curls, but marked with sweat, wounds, and blood. Another depicts a different blonde female hiding behind a white mask, potentially wielding a knife. The last image provides a look at a petrified Sanson, appearing horrified at an off-screen event. Altogether, the project promises to captivate those drawn to the horror genre or eager for a fresh take on classic fairy tales.
The Story Behind Cinderella’s Curse?
While most of the storyline remains a closely-guarded secret, filming has commenced in the U.K. Sanson, Chrissie Wunna (Dragon Fury), and Danielle Scott (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey) form the core of the cast, playing Cinderella, the fairy godmother, and the wicked stepmother, respectively. The ensemble cast includes Natasha Tosini, Simon Ellis, Charlotte Coleman, Matthew Baunsgard, Scott McGlynn, and others. The project springs from the creative minds of producer-director Louisa Warren and screenwriter Harry Boxley. “This is a truly unique take on the Cinderella we all cherish,” said Warren. “There will be some genuinely horrific ends at her hands. I believe that fans of gruesome horror are in for a delight with my dark reinterpretation.”
Warren’s previous works include Britain’s Greatest Ghost Stories (2023), The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021), and The Suit Weareth the Man (2020), among others. Although Blood and Honey was initially unexpected for audiences, it gained a cult following, earning $5 million globally. The anticipation for this blood-curdling reimagining of Cinderella’s tale is bound to escalate in the wake of the prior film’s success.
Cinderella’s Curse is set to hit theaters this October, perfect timing for the Halloween season.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cinderella’s Curse
Who is the director of Cinderella’s Curse?
Louisa Warren is the director of the upcoming horror film, Cinderella’s Curse.
Who stars in Cinderella’s Curse?
Kelly Rian Sanson, Chrissie Wunna, and Danielle Scott are key actors in Cinderella’s Curse, along with an ensemble cast.
What genre does Cinderella’s Curse belong to?
Cinderella’s Curse is a horror remake of the classic Cinderella fairytale.
What is the release date for Cinderella’s Curse?
Cinderella’s Curse is slated for release in October, in time for Halloween.
Has the director of Cinderella’s Curse worked on any notable projects before?
Yes, Louisa Warren’s previous works include Britain’s Greatest Ghost Stories (2023), The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021), and The Suit Weareth the Man (2020).
What are the first images of Cinderella’s Curse like?
The first images reveal a blood-drenched Cinderella, portrayed by Kelly Rian Sanson, a mysterious blonde girl with a white mask, and a terrified Sanson reacting to an unseen horror.
What previous ITN Studios film does Cinderella’s Curse follow?
Cinderella’s Curse follows the successful and twisted reinterpretation of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey by ITN Studios.