Just /jason-blum-talks-the-amityville-horror-the-lost-tapes-and-an-insidious-tv-series/days after producer extraordinaire Jason Blum (Insidious, The Purge, The Conjuring) confirmed that The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes was still moving forward, Dimension Films has announced that this horror reboot will be getting a much shorter title, with it now just called Amityville, and a January 2, 2015 release date.
This latest version of the franchise, which comes after many sequels and Platinum Dunes' own take on the legend with 2005's The Amityville Horror, follows an ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, who leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror, only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.
Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands are writing and directing what will be a found footage thriller. The narrative will showcase events that happened after the original 1976 haunting, and will include 'footage' from the actual case file itself.
As of now, Amityville is the only movie opening on January 2, 2015.