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Black Christmas: trailer arrives for new remake of the 1974 classic

Will this remake be better than the last one?

Black Christmas
Credit: Universal Pictures

Another remake of Black Christmas is on the way and the trailer for it has arrived today.

Following on from the poorly received 2006 remake of the 1974 classic, the latest version lists Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) as one of its producers. Take a look at the trailer below:

From the look of the trailer the central premise – a group of sorority sisters spending the holidays together on campus – is intact but this version looks much more like an out-and-out slasher compared to the original.

It also looks like the film will empower its female heroines as opposed to using them as disposable victims like the previous two films did.

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’s Star)—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.

As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes).

Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.

Black Christmas is directed by Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from the script she wrote with April Wolfe (Widower). It is produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions, by Ben Cosgrove (The Good German, Rumor Has It) and by Adam Hendricks (Cam, Bloodline, Lucky) for Divide/Conquer.

Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno will executive produce with Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke.

Black Christmas will arrive in cinemas on Friday 13th December 2019.

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