Back in 2006, a remake of Bob Clark's Black Christmas was released in theaters, and now Blumhouse and Universal are moving forward with a new reimagining of the holiday horror classic, with a new Black Christmas movie set to be unwrapped in cinemas this December.

Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that Blumhouse and Universal are teaming up for a remake of Black Christmas, which is slated for a theatrical release this year on Friday the 13th of December.

Written by April Wolfe and Sophia Takal, the Black Christmas remake will star Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt, with Takal directing. Blumhouse's Jason Blum will produce alongside Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks of Divide/Conquer, with Divide/Conquer's Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke on board as executive producers. Filming will take place in New Zealand.

The remake "centers on a group of sorority sisters at Hawthorne College, who are being hunted down and killed by an unknown stalker. Soon, the killer learns that the school's women are willing to mount a fight to stop the carnage."

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed, and in the meantime, you can check out the first teaser poster for the Black Christmas remake (via Facebook):

Source: THR
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