Alice Eve, known for her roles in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films and Before We Go, is set to sail on The Queen Mary, an upcoming horror film inspired by hauntings experienced on the real Queen Mary ocean liner. The film will be directed by Dracula Untold’s Gary Shore and is the first in a planned trilogy.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps. The real Queen Mary, which was named Time Magazine’s most haunted place in the world, is permanently docked in Long Beach, California and gets two million visitors a year.
“I’m fascinated, obsessed and disturbed by this ship,” said Shore. “There’s something very dark and human about her. It’s a stylistic tightrope between reverence and horror.”
The Queen Mary was developed and produced by Imagination Design Work’s Brett Tomberlin alongside Nigel Sinclair and Nicholas Ferrall of White Horse Pictures, Rocket Science’s Thorsten Schumacher and Lars Sylvest, and Newscope’s Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook. Mali Elfman and Mark Tomberlin are executive producing for Imagination Design Works, and worldwide distribution rights are being represented by Rocket Science.
“We were immediately obsessed with Gary’s intelligent and twisted multi-film take on a great American legend,” said Tomberlin “[we] could not be more excited working with an extremely gifted actor in bringing this story to audiences around the world.”