Creepy and a mega-hit The Haunting of Hill House is getting a sequel – The Haunting of Bly Manor.
The movie The Haunting of Bly Manor will be an adaptation of the classic literature novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The story is about a governess taking care of two children in a potentially haunted country estate. Even so, the movie is not going to be solely influenced by the plot of the novel alone. The Haunting Bly Manor would have inputs, contributed by several of James’ horror collection.
While Netflix did not release viewing figures for the first season. It is, thought that it became extremely popular and now is one of Netflix’s most-watched shows.
Mike Flanagan (born May 20, 1978) is an American filmmaker and partner in Intrepid Pictures. He is best known for his horror films, all of which he directed, wrote, and edited. This includes Absentia (2011), Oculus (2013), Hush and Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil (all 2016). His most recent works include Gerald’s Game (2017), and Doctor Sleep (2019).
Director Flanagan’s Bly Manor, therefore, has huge expectations, because of his smooth direction in his previous movies. According to creator and director Mike Flanagan, the movie Bly Manor is a love story as well as a ghost story. Every love story is a ghost story, or so said David Foster Wallace. And in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Mike Flanagan clued the same. He says you can expect some romance to go along with the ghosts in The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Look what he has to say
“The thing I have access to, that no other adaptation of The Turn of the Screw has, is the rest of Henry James’ ghost stories. I get to use all of them,” Flanagan told Games Radar. “The Turn of the Screw has been adapted so many times. We know how perfectly it fits into a feature film format. We’re doing a whole season for television. The Turn of the Screw is only one of a dozen stories that we’re telling. All Henry James, all thematically linked” he claimed.
“I think of The Turn of the Screw as the backbone of this season. The through-line that carries us from beginning to end. But we get to go off into The Jolly Corner and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes. And so many other of these wonderful ghost stories that people haven’t seen adapted before,” he continued. “It’s all wrapped up in what seems to be familiar, but that familiarity goes away really early in the first episode. It says, ‘We’re off on a whole other road.”
Mike Flanagan is definitely cementing his place as one of the best horror/thriller directors of today. He and his production company, Intrepid Pictures works on Netflix as part of an overall deal struck in February 2019.
The cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor (Source: What’s on Netflix)
Role : Actual Name : Previous Roles :
|Dani Clayton||Victoria Pedretti||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | The Haunting of Hill House | You|
|Peter||Oliver Jackson-Cohen||Faster | Going the Distance | The Haunting of Hill House|
|Jamie||Amelia Eve||Mens Sana | Enterprice | Big Boys Don’t Cry|
|Miles||Benjamin Evan Ainsworth||Emmerdale|
|TBA||Henry Thomas||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | Legends of the Fall | The Haunting of Hill House|
|TBA||Kate Siegel||Hush | Ouija: Origin of Evil | The Haunting of Hill House|
|TBA||Lulu Wilson||Annabelle: Creation | The Haunting of Hill House | Sharp Objects|
|TBA||T’Nia Miller||Years and Years | Hatton Garden | Doctor Who|
|TBA||Catherine Parker||Absentia | The Haunting of Hill House | Masters of Sex|
|TBA||Rahul Kohli||Supergirl | Happy Anniversary | iZombie|
|Judy O’Mara||Lynda Boyd||Virgin River | The Fast and the Furious | She’s the Man|
|Victoria||Lilith Fury||Jay and Silent Bob Reboot | Blood Fest | Freaks of Nature|
|Arthur Lloyd||Martin McCreadie||The Angel of Darkness | Transformers: The Last Knight | Legend|
|Lady of the Lake Ghost||Daniela Dib||Sucker Punch | Good Boys | Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief|
|Doll Face Ghost / Victorian Child||Calix Fraser||My Wife’s Secret Life | Write Before Christmas|
|TBA||Zoë Noelle Baker||Christmas at Dollywood | Sacred Lies | My Wife’s Secret Life|
|TBA||Alex Essoe||Starry Eyes | Doctor Sleep | House of Lies|
Possible Plot of The Haunting of Bly Manor
On a Christmas Eve night during a gathering a friends, ghost stories are being shared. One of the guests, Douglas, begins to tell the tale of two children (Flora and Miles) and his sister’s governess. A handsome bachelor hired the governess to take care of his niece and nephew at his country home in Bly. When strange events transpire on within the manor and the grounds the governess soon becomes convinced the estate is haunted.
We can expect the movie by the Fall of 2020, but no official date has been announced as of now.
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