|My Soul To Take|
|Directed by||Wes Craven|
|Produced by||Iya Labunka
|Written by||Wes Craven|
Trevor St. John
|Music by||Marco Beltrami|
|Distributed by||Rogue Pictures|
As legend has it, a serial killer will return to the quaint town of Riverton to murder the seven children that were born the night he allegedly died. Sixteen years after his death, members of the community begin to disappear. The plot focuses around the idea of his death being true, him still being at large or him possessing one of seven to complete the murders.
Production of the film began in April 2008 aiming for an October 2009 release, but is expected for a 2010 release. Craven describes the killer in March 2009 as "a figure who lives under the river" eats bark and lives in the woods since his alleged death. The film is produced by Anthony Katagas and Iya Labunka, Craven's wife.
The working title of the film originates from a quote in the film Craven describes being "if you fight the devil 24/7, it’s not enough, you have to fight 25/8". The original title was to be named after main character Bug. Craven states "We were a little concerned about locking ourselves into that title because people were a bit confused about it. [...] But we're fond of 25/8 now. If enough people know what it's about, what the title means. 24/7 isn't enough, 25/8, its as simple as that." On October 19, 2009, Craven announced on Twitter that the film would be renamed My Soul To Take.
Henry Lee Hopper (son of actor Dennis Hopper) was originally cast in the lead role, but was replaced by Max Thieriot after Hopper contracted mononucleosis. Adam is unaware that his father is the killer. Accompanying Thieriot is John Magaro as Alex Dunkelman, Adam's friend who is abused regularly by his stepfather, Quint (Lou Sumrall). Paulina Olszynski plays Brittany Cunningham, who shares a mutual secret attraction to Adam. Nick Lashaway plays Brandon O'Neal, a "dashing, athletic jock" and "the handsomest boy in his school" who is attracted to Brittany. Emily Meade plays Leah ("Fang"). Zena Grey, Denzel Whitaker, Trevor St. John, Raúl Esparza and Shareeka Epps will also star.