A24 and filmmaker Ti West have a prequel ready for X, the New Zealand-shot film that made its world premiere at South by Southwest last night. A24 will be releasing X nationwide on Friday. Prequel footage will be available in theaters.
Shot in secret on location in New Zealand, the prequel is in post-production.
X is a slasher movie that takes place on a porn film shoot in 1979, in rural Texas. When the film’s reclusive, elderly hosts figure out what their visitors are doing, the cast finds themselves fighting for their lives. The pic is a mix between Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, two slasher staples of the period. The pic starring Mia Goth, Kid Cudi, Brittany Snow and Jenna Ortega got a raucous crowd reaction at SXSW.
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The prequel is written and directed by West, with Goth reprising her X role.
Film is produced by A24, Jacob Jaffke, Harrison Kreiss and Kevin Turen and executive produced by Goth, Dennis Cummings, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson, Karina Manashil, Scott Mescudi and Peter Phok.
Here’s the X trailer:
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