Filmmaking brothers Michael and Danny Philippou secure new horror movie


Adelaide’s filmmaking duo, Michael and Danny Philippou, have secured their next project, a new horror movie following the success of their previous hit, “Talk To Me.”

According to the Advertiser, the award-winning twins from Pooraka have signed on to direct original horror movie Bring Her Back, which will star two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water).

Plot details have not been released but the film will begin production this American summer, according to

The brothers, who made their name on YouTube, took to social media to confirm the good news, proudly declaring on Instagram: “We’re shooting another horror movie!”.

Backing the project are producers Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton of Causeway Films, the same team behind “Talk To Me,” “The Babadook,” and “The Nightingale.” The Philippou brothers also revealed their plans for a sequel to “Talk To Me,” their debut feature that swept eight awards, including Best Film, at the previous year’s AACTA Awards.

Michael and Danny Philippou are also known as Adelaide Youtube sensations for their channel, RackaRacka.

Talk to me not only raked in significant box office earnings exceeding $90 million worldwide but also found a place on Netflix’s streaming platform.

The North American movie rights were sold to New York City-based film company A24 – who recorded a movie studio high 18 Oscar nominations last year.

The brothers have also signed on to direct the big screen adaptation of popular video-game ‘Street Fighter’, though it’s still unclear when production will begin.

Michael and Danny first made a splash on YouTube as RackaRacka, with their online pranks – which included driving a car filled with water through a bottle shop – attracting more than a billion views.

Source: The Advertiser




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