Marcus Nispel to Direct Horror-Thriller, Stowaway

I’m not sure which Hollywood executives filmmaker Marcus Nispel has pictures of, but those must be some incriminating images!! What else could account for Nispel’s ability to keep getting directing jobs? Nispel is the director of the 2003 remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, the 2009 remake of FRIDAY THE 13th, and the 2011 reboot of CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Not the greatest track record. Next up for Nispel will be the film STOWAWAY, which is based off of Nispel’s story and is written by Juhani Nurmi, Scott Sandler, and Connor Colebrook. Check out the plot crunch:


Based on the Nordic mythology of a seaborne-humanoid avenging creature, STOWAWAY takes audiences aboard a family’s yacht as they journey the high seas. On the surface, the Belkers appear to be the perfect family for the newly engaged Emma to marry into, until she discovers that at the bottom of the ocean lies a family secret that is about to tear everyone apart…emotionally and ultimately physically.

nispe1Nispel has some big plans for STOWAWAY. He’s planning on creating an “edgy, original R-rated monster movie” that will launch a franchise. As Nispel says:

Having revived major franchises like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, I intend to create the beginning of a new horror franchise with STOWAWAY. There has not been an edgy and original R-rated monster movie in a long time; a monster that is humanoid and strikes from below dark waters is so innately scary that it will stand shoulder to shoulder with other iconic brands, and at the same time reinvent claustrophobic and maritime horror, thus appealing to a whole new generation of audiences.

I always say if you’re gonna dream, dream big, right!! Academy Award-nominated Make-Up and Creature FX specialist Mike Elizade of SpectralMotion will create the creature, and the film is slated for a fall production start. As of now, there is no casting news.

Stay Bloody!!!

3 Responses to “Marcus Nispel to Direct Horror-Thriller, Stowaway”
  1. To claim credit for having revived several classic genre films and then go on to say that there hasn’t been an “edge and original” r-rated horror film in ages is… egotistical at best. Please, please, file these words of his away so that when the movie comes out and is about as “edge and original” as Hellraiser 15: Pinhead’s Nap, you can remind us all of his promises.


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