Tate Steinsiek has announced, via Instagram, that he’ll be directing an upcoming reboot of Castle Freak from Cinestate Entertainment. A renowned visual effects artist, Steinsiek is a two-time runner-up on SyFy channel’s Face Off competition series.
So I can finally announce, I’m Directing the upcoming reboot of Castle Freak! It’s such an honor to be taking not only a Stuart Gordon classic, but also embracing the world of Lovecraft. Thank you @cinestatement Charles Band, and @fangoria for the opportunity, this is going to be fucking brutal. More news coming soon…. #castlefreak #fullmoon #fangoria #tatesteinsiek #lovecraft #hplovecraft #comingsoon
Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft, the original Castle Freak was directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), written by Gordon & Dennis Paoli, and stars Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and Jonathan Fuller. The visual effects in the original film were done by Optic Nerve Studios, which is owned by Face Off judge Glenn Hetrick.