Imaginary, a new horror film from director Jeff Wadlow and Blumhouse Productions, has been given a 2024 release date
A few months ago, we heard that director Jeff Wadlow and Blumhouse Productions – who had previously collaborated on the 2018 film Truth or Dare and the 2020 horror version of Fantasy Island – were teaming up for a new horror project called Imaginary, and Lionsgate has acquired the worldwide rights to the film. Now Lionsgate has announced that they will be giving Imaginary a theatrical release on February 2, 2024.
Wadlow has written the screenplay for Imaginary with Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, and Bryce McGuire, crafting a story that sounds like a horror take on the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred: A young woman returns to her childhood home only to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and very unhappy she left.
Lionsgate and Blumhouse are co-financing the project. Lionsgate and Blumhouse previously worked together on the 2012 release Sinister. Wadlow is producing the film alongside Blumhouse founder Jason Blum.
When we first heard about Imaginary, it was said that the filmmakers were aiming to get it into production in the spring and that Wadlow was working on assembling the cast. It’s not clear if filming has actually started yet – and if the movie has a cast, the names of the actors are being kept under wraps for now.
In addition to Truth or Dare and Fantasy Island, Wadlow has also directed Cry_Wolf, Never Back Down, Kick-Ass 2, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and The Curse of Bridge Hollow, as well as episodes of TV shows like Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television and Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are you glad to hear the release of new Jeff Wadlow / Blumhouse collaboration is less than nine months away? Share your thoughts on Imaginary by leaving a comment below.
As I have said before, Wadlow’s movies have been hit and miss for me. Some I enjoyed more than I expected to, others I liked less than I expected to. So Imaginary is a “wait and see” project for me. I am interested to find out how the imaginary friend is going to be portrayed, because there are a lot of different approaches that can be taken to that idea.