Eoin Macken walks into The Forest with Natalie Dormer

Irish actor Eoin Macken, who appeared in Neil Marshall's CENTURION and took on a mythological creature in the 2010 film SIREN, will be facing the horrors within Jason Zada's THE FOREST alongside the previously announced Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney.

Based on an original idea by producer David S. Goyer that has been fleshed out into a screenplay by newcomer Sarah Cornwell and HANNIBAL co-producer Nick Antosca (who's currently working on the script for the next FRIDAY THE 13TH), THE FOREST 

is a supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. Against this incredible backdrop, a young American woman goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.

The movie is being shot on location in Tokyo, Japan and the areas surrounding the Aokigahara forest.

Gramercy Pictures, the newly formed genre branch of Focus Features, is set to release THE FOREST in the U.S. on January 8, 2016.

Once filming is completed, the three actors are expected to return to the respective television series each appears on - Macken to NBC's medical show THE NIGHT SHIFT, Kinney to NBC's firefighter drama CHICAGO FIRE, and Dormer to HBO's GAME OF THRONES... Unless something awful happens on GAME OF THRONES, as apparently does quite frequently.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be visiting THE FOREST?
Source: ScreenDaily



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