Heard will play a young woman who somehow becomes trapped in a mental institution. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s haunted by a malevolent ghost, who is a darker entity than she could have ever imagined.
Carpenter sounds thrilled to be back in the game. “’The Ward’ is the kind of script that I’ve been looking for: a complex, visceral story, full of suspense and scares. I am especially pleased to be working with Amber because I know she will create a powerful central performance.” Considering how many careers he’s boosted over his scare filled years, I think Heard is in good hands — well, if being chased by a malevolent ghost is considered to be lucky.
This is Carpenter’s first feature film since “Ghosts of Mars” in 2001. It would be nice to see him make a comeback — or if he’s going to retire for good, to go out on a high note that will give us nightmares for decades.
MTV readers, are you up for a new film from John Carpenter? Interested in seeing Amber Heard terrorized? Or do you prefer the Carpenter remakes instead?