Something Is Very Wrong With A Kid Brought Back To Life In The J-Horror ‘Bloat’

February 12, 2022

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“Gotham” star Ben McKenzie (pictured) and Beyond Skyline’s Bojana Novakovic are set to star in the upcoming J-horror film Bloat,  Variety reports.


Bloat stars McKenzie as a military officer stationed in Turkey while his wife (Novakovic) is vacationing in Japan with their kids. During the stay, their younger son almost drowns in a lake. Soon after the accident, the parents realize that something is wrong with their boy.”


Written and directed by  Pablo Absento, Bloat is produced by Bazelevs’ Timur Bekmambetov (Unfriended, Searching, Profile) and is co-production of Pulsar Content, which recently released the fantastic aquatic horror The Deep House. McKenzie and Absent are producing alongside Bekmambetov, Anna Shalashina from Bazelevs, Maria Zatulovskaya, Gilles Sousa, and Marie Garrett of Pulsar Content, Hiroko Oda from flag Co., Ltd, and Dzhanik Fayziev from Okko. The Fantasia Film Festival’s artistic directors Mitch Davis and Aleksandr Fomin are serving as associate producers.


Filming has already begun for Bloat in New York and will continue in Japan. We’ll keep you posted.

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