New ‘Children of the Corn’ Film Being Released This March

A group of children stand with farm tools on a dirt road between two corn fields

RLJE Films and horror streaming service Shudder have partnered to acquire the horror film “Children of the Corn” from writer/director Kurt Wimmer (“Ultraviolet”). The film is the latest take on the 1977 short story of the same name from author Stephen King. The film, which saw a limited release in 2020 in Florida, will finally receive a wider theatrical release on March 3, 2023, and arrive on Demand and Digital on March 21.

“We’re thrilled to work with Kurt Wimmer and bring his vision of this classic Stephen King story to new audiences,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films.

The fresh take on the King classic tells of a 12-year-old girl in Nebraska, possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, who recruits the other children in her small town to go on a bloody rampage and kill all the adults and anyone else who opposes her. The town’s only hope of survival is a bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan.

The film stars Elena Kampouris (“Before I Fall”), Kate Moyer (“Station Eleven”), Callan Mulvey (“The Gray Man”), and Bruce Spence (“The Road Warrior”).

“Children of the Corn” is executive produced by award-winning digital production house Digital Domain and produced by Lucas Foster (“Morbius”), Doug Barry (“FML”), and John Baldecchi (“Point Break”).

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