Joe Dante (The Howling) will serve as director for ‘Labrintus’. The film is set in the dark, winding, catacombs beneath the Buda Castle of Hungary. The film will be produced by Fabrice Lambot of Metalun Productions along with Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Elizabeth Stanley of Elizabeth Stanley Pictures and Forecast Pictures’ Jean-Charles Levy. Goldcrest’s Pascal Degove will be the film’s executive producer.
‘Labrintus’ follows a paranormal investigator, who has teamed up with a psychiatric researcher to explore an abandoned Soviet research facility hidden away in the labyrinth of tunnels. Supernatural forces drive the team to the brink of sanity. To survive they must locate and destroy the heart of the of the force, deep within the maze of tunnels.
‘Labrintus’ is expected to begin production early in the Spring of 2016, according to Bloody-Disgusting.
The Buda Castle was built in the 14th century on top of caves carved out by hot springs and were once used by prehistoric man. When the castle was constructed the caves were connected by tunnels and reinforced. The catacombs were then used as wine cellars, a jail, and torture chambers. In the 1930’s the passages and chambers were used as a shelter and military hospital and were large enough to hold ten thousand people at one time. During the Cold War the catacombs were used as a military instillation. In the 1980’s the catacombs were open for tours to the public and will now be used as the backdrop for Dante’s film ‘Labrintus’.