Film Bridge International and Revek Entertainment announced the development today of Trick, a horror thriller with Dermot Mulroney cast as the main character.
What’s the trick? It’s not a what, but a who. Mulroney isn’t playing “Trick,” but Detective Mike Denver, the man who’s after him. Trick is the nickname for an elusive serial killer who’s terrorized small American towns for far too long. Each year Trick picks a different area and does his psychotic thing. And he gets away with it because the police never realize it’s actually him.
Why does Denver think he stands a chance? Because he already killed Trick! Or…at least he thought he did. Denver doubts Trick was truly done in that night, though, and he’s got to track the killer down first before Trick finds HIM — and exacts revenge.
Trick will be directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Terminator: Genisys) and written by Lussier and Todd Farmer. “After much discussion with Director Lussier, Dermot was the only choice for this role and we are ecstatic that he was able to take on the project.” says Ellen Wander, CEO of Film Bridge.
That’s all we know at the moment — the film was only just announced, and has not been filmed. But when we know more about Trick, we’ll pass on the info. In the meantime, here are more details from the press release….
Dermot Mulroney (The Family Stone, The Wedding Date) plays Detective Mike Denver. Denver puts his works before anything else in life, including his own marriage but his no-nonsense attitude and steadfast approach makes him a perfect fit for a career in law enforcement. Against everyone else’s judgement, he is convinced that Trick is not only alive and well, but the one responsible for a series of gruesome murders recurring over several years.Director Patrick Lussier’s lengthy and accomplished résumé includes several of the most successful horror films and television programs in recent years. His eye for detail was instrumental in editing the numerous Wes Craven films, including the famous Scream franchise, Red Eye, New Nightmare, and Cursed to name just a few.Prolific actor Mulroney, has starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Most recently, he filmed an episode for the highly anticipated Netflix series “Homecoming” starring Julia Roberts, his co star in the box office hit My Best Friend’s Wedding.Writer Todd Farmer has worked with Patrick Lussier previously. He has written several genre films including Jason X, My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry (alongside Lussier).Ellen S. Wander of Film Bridge International will produce and handle worldwide sales for the film. Gabriela Lugo will also serve as producer. Additionally, Film Bridge International has partnered Chimney’s Fredrik Zander to handle post-production.Dermot Mulroney is repped by WME. Patrick Lussier is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency.