Best known for the 1970 flick Mark of the Devil – a notorious witch-hunt tale controversial (and banned in some areas) for its graphic scenes of torture – director Michael Armstrong has been lured out of retirement to direct the horror film Orphanage, his first feature in over forty years.
Orphanage (not to be confused with the 2007 Spanish horror film The Orphanage, produced by Guillermo Del Toro) is based on Armstrong's own screenplay, and will be brought to the screen by Paper Dragon Productions. Paul Horsfield and Jonathan Jones will produce, with Neil Jackson and Kevin James serving as executive producers. Armstrong has gone on record praising the company for allowing him the creative freedom to realize his vision.
The plot of Orphanage is still being kept under wraps, being described only as a “psychological suspense shocker.” We'll keep tabs on the production and keep you updated!