Joko Anwar to direct upcoming sci-fi and horror film ‘Fritzchen’

Written by on 05/04/2022

Joko Anwar

Acclaimed Indonesian director Joko Anwar has been tapped to helm an upcoming film adaptation of author Charles Beaumont’s Fritzchen.

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The news was first shared by Deadline on April 5. The upcoming English-language film will reportedly blend elements of sci-fi and horror, although further plot details are currently unknown.

The film is based on a 1953 short story by the American author Beaumont, which is about a young boy and his experience with a creature on a beach. The speculative fiction author also wrote several episodes for Twilight Zone and films such as The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The Intruder and more.

The Intruder (1962)
A still from Charles Beaumont’s 1962 film, ‘The Intruder’. Credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo

Michael Voyer (The Broodmare) will adapt the script for the big screen. A release date and cast for the upcoming film have yet to be announced.

Joko Anwar is best known for Indonesian thrillers and horror films such as Impetigore – which was Indonesia’s official submission for consideration in the 2021 Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category – and Pengabdi Setan (Satan’s Slave).

Anwar recently shared a first look at Pengabdi Setan 2: Communion in February. The film is slated for release this year, although a specific date and the movie’s plot points have not been revealed.

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