David Anders (“Alias,” “Heroes”), Kandyse McClure (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Reaper”), Preston Bailey (“Dexter”) and Daniel Newman (“Surface”) have joined the cast of the two-hour TV movie reinvention of Stephen King short story classic “Children of the Corn” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Anders and McClure play Burt and Vicky, a couple with marital problems whose attempt at a second-honeymoon driving trip ends up taking them into a seemingly deserted rural community that conceals a grim secret among its rows of tall corn.
Bailey plays boy preacher Isaac, while Newman plays his rebellious right-hand man Malachai. The short, from Stephen King’s “Night Shift”, was previously adapted into a 1984 film with Linda Hamilton. One theatrical and five direct-to-video sequels soon followed throughout the 90’s which featured early performances from such actors as Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, Adam Wylie and Nicholas Brendon.
Donald P. Borchers is directing from his own script and shooting is underway around Davenport, Iowa for airing next year on the Sci-Fi Channel.