The American Film Market is just around the corner. It’s busy time for Shock as we try to bring you advance word on genre projects that are in development or ready for distribution.
One title that has been on our radar is Voice from the Stone starring The Dark Knight‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal and Mads Mikkelsen, who has been in plenty of stuff but I prefer to refer to Nicholas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising. Some classy artwork for the film floated our way today that I wanted to share.
Voice is directed by Eric D. Howell, who not only has a background in directing but in special effects and stunts as well.
Here’s a synopsis: Voice from the Stone is the beautiful and haunting story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely passing of his mother nearly a year ago.
Living with his father in a massive stone manor in central Italy, he not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the walls.
As Verena’s relationship with the captivating father and the enigmatic son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the same austere force.
If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must first face the phantom hidden inside the stone.