Malcolm McDowell to play Dr. Phibes in Forever Phibes

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Dr Phibes

William Goldstein, who co-penned the 1971 classic THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES starring the great Vincent Price, is developing a new project with his son Damon that will breathe new life into the one and only Dr. Phibes. The new film, FOREVER PHIBES, will reportedly pull from several books from Goldstein's Dr. Phibes Cult-Classic Series and it will see the one and only Malcolm McDowell take on the iconic horror villain. What a perfect fit!

“Dr. Phibes is one of those rare original characters. I just re-read the script and think it is fantastic! I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the original writers and really looking forward to reprising this great horror classic role,” says McDowell.

Here’s what the film is about:

The year is 1925, and doctors have been perishing in disturbing and bizarre ways.
Four years ago, while rushing to his wife’s side, Dr. Anton Phibes, a brilliant organist with expertise in all manner of musical and scientific disciplines crashed his car, and was believed to have been killed. In truth, the horrifically burned man had survived, only to learn of the tragic death of his wife, Victoria Phibes – after only minutes on the operating table she was pronounced dead.
In total despair, Phibes disappears into seclusion, swearing the ultimate vengeance upon those he perceives to be responsible for the death of his only love – “Nine killed you nine shall die and be returned your loss, nine times nine.” At first, the only connections between them seem to be that the manner of their death is related in some way to one of the ten plagues of Egypt as outlined in the Old Testament, and multiple reports describing a silent, beautiful woman was nearby when they died.
Yet there is one more connection between the doctors; a certain failed operation, come back to haunt them….

Goldstein and Goldstein, and the FOREVER PHIBES project are represented by Lloyd Robinson, Principal of Suite A Management Talent & Literary Agency and, Malcolm McDowell management by Chris Roe of Chris Roe Management.

Dr Phibes

Source: Rue Morgue, Horror News

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