The horror film Horrorscope, starring Jacob Batalon and based on the Nicholas Adams novel, is set for a June 2024 release
Best known for playing Peter Parker’s best friend Ned in the recent Spider-Man movies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, with appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), Jacob Batalon plays the title character in the horror comedy Syfy / Hulu / Amazon series Reginald the Vampire, and also has a lead role in the upcoming horror film Horrorscope, which is heading our way from Sony / Screen Gems. Sony has announced (via Deadline) that they will be giving Horrorscope a theatrical release on June 28, 2024. So we’re thirteen months away from seeing this one.
Based on a 1992 novel by Nicholas Adams, Horrorscope also stars Alana Boden (I Am Elizabeth Smart), Adain Bradley (Wrong Turn: The Foundation), Avantika (Senior Year), Humberly González (Ginny & Georgia), Wolfgang Novogratz (The Last Summer), Harriet Slater (Pennyworth), Olwen Fouéré (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Larsen Thompson (The Midnight Club).
Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen have written the screenplay adaptation and will also be making their feature directorial debut with Horrorscope, which will follow a group of college friends who after getting their horoscopes read, begin dying in ways connected to their fortunes. Are their fates fatal or can they change what’s written in the stars?
A collaboration between Screen Gems and Alloy Entertainment, Horrorscope is being produced by Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, along with Scott Glassgold of Ground Control. Cohen and Halberg serve as executive producers. Scott Strauss, Michael Bitar, and Lariah Perara are overseeing the project for Screen Gems.
Cohen previously contributed to the screenplays for Extinction, Moonfall, and the upcoming The Expendables 4. With Halberg, he has written the upcoming movie Ivy and the podcast series Classified.
Have you read the Nicholas Adams novel, and are you looking forward to seeing the cinematic adaptation of Horrorscope? What do you think of the film getting a June 2024 release date? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
I’m not familiar with the source material, but Horrorscope sounds like it could be fun. I’ll be checking it out next year.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/horrorscope-2024/