A new family adventure movie is on its way to Netflix, which begins shooting this month in the form of we have a ghost based on a short story originally published in Vice in 2017.
Developed under the working title of Ernest, the film as we mentioned develops from a short story published on Vice”s Motherboard originally posted on October 19, 2017. The short story is still available for reading now.
If you don”t like to sit down to read, here”s a brief overview of the premise:
“Ernest, the ghost, discovered by the owner of the house who called him that because the apparition looks like Ernest Borgnine. The owner of the house, Frank, is filming his ghost and posting it for the world to see on social media. Ernest becomes a viral sensation. Frank enlists the help of his high school son Kevin to attend a series of dinners held at the house to cash in on the ghost”s popularity. Things change when Ernest and Kevin disappear and become CIA targets. ”
This follows a recent trend at Netflix to buy the rights to stories posted online or news in general. Recently, Netflix acquired the rights to the watchman which will be produced by Ryan Murphy.
Who is behind Netflix”s We Have a Ghost?
Temple Hill Entertainment is the producer behind the project.
Christopher Landon takes on the writing and directing duties with Vice”s original author of the article, Geoff Manaugh, acting as executive producer.
Mainly known for horrors and thrillers, Landon recently directed the sequel to Happy Death Day 2U and even more recently, Weird.
Who will star on Netflix”s we have a ghost?
A stellar cast has been provided to us here on What”s on Netflix, although we don”t know exactly what role each actor will play.
Here”s who”s involved:
Anthony Mackie will be back for his seventh (!!) Netflix Original project. He most recently starred in off the wire for Netflix, but of course, redo your role recently for Disney + in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Hot off your appearance in Black Widow, David Harbor will feature its fourth Netflix Original title (including the next one Q-Force Series).
tig nataro hot from his appearance in Zack Snyder”s Army of the Dead will also be present.
Erica Rash (uncle Drew), Jennifer Coolidge (the white lotus), Isabella Russian (breaking), Niles Fitch (These are U.S), Steve Coulter (Forced marriage), and Faith Ford (Hope and faith) are also aligned to star.
As we mentioned, filming has started and is scheduled to end in mid-September 2021.
– christopher landon (@creetureshow) July 19, 2021
We will keep you informed of updates as we receive them. Let us know in the comments below if this sounds like you.