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Joko Anwar will direct the upcoming science fiction and horror film “Fritzchen”

by Stewart Cole

Renowned Indonesian director Joko Anwar has been selected to direct an upcoming film adaptation of writer Charles Beaumont Fritsen.

The news was initially shared by Deadline on April 5th. The upcoming English-language film is said to combine elements of science fiction and horror, although more details of the plot are currently unknown.

The film is based on a 1953 short story by American author Beaumont, which deals with a young boy and his experience with a creature on a beach. The speculative fiction writer also wrote many episodes for Twilight Zone and movies like The wonderful world of the Grimm brothers, The intruder and more.

Screenshot from Charles Beaumont’s 1962 film, The Intruder. Credit: Stock Photo TCD / Prod.DB / Alamy

Michael Voyer (The Broodmare) will adjust the script for the big screen. The release date and cast for the upcoming film have not yet been announced.

Joko Anwar is best known for Indonesian thrillers and horror films such as Impetigore – which was Indonesia’s official bid for the Best International Feature Film Oscar 2021 – and Pengabdi Setan (The Slave of Satan).

Anwar recently shared a first look at Pengabdi Setan 2: Society on February. The film is expected to be released this year, although no specific date and plot points have been revealed.

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