According to Deadline, Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani have signed on to “Thread: An Insidious Tale.” The film will be written and directed by Jeremy Slater, who orchestrated Marvel Studios’ formidable “Moon Knight” series. Slater was also the creator of Fox’s nifty “The Exorcist” series, so don’t question its true horror.
According to Deadline’s plot synopsis, this film will retain the family element. Moore and Nanjiani will play a husband and wife who harness the power of a spell that allows them to go back in time to avoid the death of their daughter. This turns out to be a horrible idea, but it looks like you could overlook a visit from the Lipstick-Face demon. Whatever haunts Moore and Nanjiani will be an entirely new, presumably otherworldly threat.
Moore and Nanjiani make a fun couple. Moore did horror (most notably “47 Meters Down”), while Nanjiani stepped away from his comedy wheelhouse to play a Marvel superhero in Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals.” They are two beautiful charismatic kids. I can’t wait to see Slater put them to the test for daring to save their dead child.
There’s no debut date for “Thread: An Insidious Tale” yet, but you can probably expect to see it sometime in 2024. Watch this space for updates!