Here’s an interesting bit of news, that no one may have seen coming. According to a report from Deadline, Durmot Mulroney has been tapped to play the lead in the up-coming horror thriller film Trick. Directing the film will be Patrick Lussier, last seen writing Terminator Genisys. Which Deadline humorously said he helmed, proving that no one remembers that film.
The interesting wrinkle to Trick is that it re-teams Lussier with his My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry writer, Todd Farmer. Who also was the scribe on Jason X. Pairing the two together helps give a sense of what to expect from the film. Mostly that there will likely be a steady stream of quips and blood running throughout.
The article also features the basic synopsis for the film:
“the pic centers on an elusive serial killer who descends upon a small town annually and is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each in different jurisdictions and seemingly unrelated. No one believes this could be the same killer, but Detective Mike Denver (Mulroney) has faced Trick once before — he shot and killed him. Or so everyone keeps telling him.”
If I were a betting man, I’d say that last line is key. One one hand it could simply mean that people are disregarding Denver’s insistence that the killer is back. On the other hand, given the title, it could be that he doesn’t remember the event in question. Were that the case Trick might just end up being a fun, twisty little film. With the people in front of and behind the camera, there’s reason to believe that’s the case.
Mulroney isn’t a stranger when it comes to the horror and thriller side of things. Recent years have seen him star in Insidious: Chapter 3, I Still See You, Zodiac and even popping up on American Horror Story. More famously he co-starred along side Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver, as a detective hunting for a serial killer in Copycat.
No addition cast has been announced at this time, though expect a flurry in the next couple weeks. Trick feels like the kind of film they want to fast track, to hit this time next year. In the meantime, consider it firmly on our radar.