Just a quick update on Lakeshore’s (long-planned) movie The Vatican Tapes! We’ve just learned that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance helmer Mark Neveldine is now set to direct the whole thing. In other words – the project is definitely coming, but when exactly – we have no idea. Still, the most important thing in this moment is that folks from Lakeshore Entertainment are quite serious about the movie!
First announced in 2009, The Vatican Tapes story comes from Chris Borrelli who wrote the script based on a story by Borrelli and Chris Morgan. Back then Man on a Wire helmer James Marsh was attached to direct it.
Now, Variety reports that Neveldine is on board to finally bring this supernatural story to a big screen. In case you’re not so familiar with the plot, the movie will center on a series of events that unfold after a tape gets leaked from the Vatican, displaying an exorcism that goes wrong.
Said to be in the vein of The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, The Vatican Tapes also marks Neveldine’s first solo directing gig.
Stay tuned for more updates!