26 Directors Learn “The ABCs Of Death”

Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing are teaming to produce “The ABCs of Death”, a twenty-six chapter anthology feature which “showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.”

Twenty-five established and emerging new directors are participating, with the twenty-sixth to be chosen as part of a worldwide competition to find a new filmmaking talent. Each director will be assigned a letter that represents a word to act as a springboard for a short story of death. Each filmmaker then has to interpret the letter and word they are assigned to tell a deathly tale.

The current list of confirmed directors includes:

Banjong Pisanthanakun (“Shutter,” “Alone”)
Angela Bettis (“Roman”)
Adrian Garcia Bogliano (“Cold Sweat”)
Jason Eisener (“Hobo With A Shotgun”)
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (“Mirageman”)
Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet (“Amer”)
Gadi Harel (“DeadGirl”)
Thomas Malling (“Norwegian Ninja”)
Yoshihiro Nishimura (“Tokyo Gore Police; Frankenstein Girl Vs. Vampire Girl”)
Simon Rumley (“The Living and the Dead; Red,” “White and Blue”)
Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura (“Yakuza Weapon”)
Marcel Sarmiento (“DeadGirl”)
Srdjan Spasojevic (“A Serbian Film”)
Timo Tjahjanto (“Macabre”)
Andrew Traucki (“Black Water,” “The Reef”)
Nacho Vigalando (“TimeCrimes”)
Jake West (“Doghouse,” “Evil Aliens”)
Ti West (“The House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers”)
Ben Wheatley (“Down Terrace,” “Kill List”)
Adam Wingard (“Pop Skull,” “A Horrible Way To Die”)

Shooting kicks off in June for a release January next year.