‘Man on Wire’ Director Gets Supernatural with ‘Vatican Tapes’

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Director James Marsh, who brought us last year’s best documentary (in my opinion) Man on Wire, is taking the jump to genre filmmaking with the upcoming supernatural thriller The Vatican Tapes.

Lionsgate and Lakeshore Ent. are producing the flick, according to THR, which follows the story of a series of events that unfold after a tape gets leaked from the Vatican displaying an exorcism that goes wrong. It’s the kind of story that will bring the Da Vinci Code protesters back out into the streets.

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out. The script is coming from Chris Borrelli, who is making his feature script debut. His major credit is serving as a miniatures videographer on Michael Bay’s Armageddon. Marsh is a solid director though, with not only Man on Wire to his credit, but also the 2005 indie drama The King, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and William Hurt.

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