Screen Daily chatted recently with Splinter
director Toby Wilkins
, who has been enjoying the positive response to his indie creature feature (including our review here), and is awaiting Sony Pictures’ direct-to-dvd release of his next feature, The Grudge 3
, which he helmed in Bulgaria.
The newest entry in the popular Ghost House Pictures series has yet to have a release date announced, and Wilkins (who previously helmed the on-line Tales From The Grudge
episodes that also turned up on the Grudge 2 DVD) doesn’t have a problem with the Brad (From Within
) Keene-scripted sequel going direct to disc. “In my work, I’ve never shied away from all the different kinds of distribution,” he tells the trade, “whether that’s Internet, VOD or even mobile phones.”
Given the strong critical reception to Splinter
from such publications as The New York Times and Variety, it’s no surprise that a follow-up may be in order.