Monica Bellucci to star in Roache-Turner brothers’ ‘Nekromancer’

Monica Bellucci. (photo: eLENA tUBARO)

Monica Bellucci is set to star in sci-fi horror Nekromancer, the latest film from brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood).

The Italian actress, who has starred in The Passion of the Christ, Spectre and Irréversible, will join Ben O’Toole (Detroit, Horse Soldiers, Hacksaw Ridge) and Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant, Bleeding Steel, Wolf Creek) for the film, set to shoot at Fox Studios later this year.

Nekromancer, described as a “mix of gore and comedy”, will be directed by Kiah, while Tristan will produce for Guerilla Films with Andrew Mason and Troy Lum for Hopscotch Features.

The plot of the film has previously been described as following a man who discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons in the internet.

“Monica Bellucci brings her wonderful talents and considerable glamour to our production and we are thrilled to have her on board working alongside this group of exciting up-and-coming actors,” said the producers in a joint statement.

Mason and Lum described the Roache-Turner brothers as among the most exciting new talents in the genre.

The film is being financed by eOne together with Screen Australia and Create NSW.

eOne will distribute the film, with partners Sierra/Affinity handling worldwide sales.