An ecological horror movie that involved a large cast of people from Georgetown County will be released in October.
This is according to the S.C. Film Commission who heard from the producers of “The Bay,” that the film would be released later this year.
The movie, first called “Isopod,” has no trailer and no movie poster.
There is still no exact day that the movie will be released.
According to Internet sources, the film is finished.
Lionsgate Studios has agreed to distribute the movie and the film will also be shown overseas next year.
The film, which cost about $2 million to produce, was directed by oscar winning producer Barry Levinson.
It is one in a series of horror films that includes “Insidious,” and “Paranormal Activity.”
The recent films have all been low budget, but have made much money, and many sequels, since their release.
Other movies filmed in South Carolina have had budgets of more than $76 million.
Tom Parker, spokesman for the South Carolina Film Commission, said “Leatherheads,” which was filmed in Greenville, had a budget of about $80 million.
The producers of “The Bay” were looking for a specific type of town when they chose Georgetown for filming, Parker said.
Other towns, such as Wilmington, N.C. and Beaufort, S.C. were in competition to have the film produced in their town.
“We’re always looking for films to put in different places,” he said. “They said they wanted a town like the Chesapeake Bay. Georgetown had what they really wanted. It had the Harborwalk and they just fell in love with the place when they came here.”
Officials at Lionsgate said recently they were thrilled to be able to distribute the highly-anticipated movie.
"Lionsgate is diving into the water with Paranormal Activity and Insidious producers Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli. In this case, The Bay specifically," Lionsgate officials said.
“The Bay unfolds in the found-footage style as it chronicles a horrifying biological disaster that arises from the Chesapeake Bay.
“The Bay is a shining example of the kind of truly fresh horror film that audiences are always ready for, and that we excel at eventizing with them. Thanks to Barry, we’ll all be afraid to go in the water for years to come.”
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