Banshee Chapter Happening with Help from Zachary Quinto’s Production Company

Zachary Quinto at the Get Smart Premiere
Photo © Richard Chavez
Zachary Quinto, best known for playing ‘Sylar’ on Heroes and ‘Spock’ in the 2009 Star Trek, has been busy behind the scenes with his production company, Before The Door Pictures (BTD). And BTD, Sunchaser Entertainment and German producer Christian Arnold-Beutel have just announced they will be partnering up to produce the horror film, The Banshee Chapter. The project marks the feature film directorial debut of Blair Erickson who also wrote the screenplay.
Quinto’s BTD’s first project, Margin Call, debuted this year at Sundance and will hit theaters on October 21st. The production company’s just wrapped up shooting its second film (a still-untitled romantic comedy) in May. Quinto’s also involved with an unscripted series for SyFy featuring photographer Tyler Shields.
Filming on The Banshee Chapter is set to begin in New Mexico this month.
“We are excited to branch out in our storytelling,” said Quinto. “We’ve produced a movie about the financial crash and an innovative, grounded romantic comedy. The Banshee Chapter is an opportunity for us to tackle another film with its roots in reality, but through the lens of horror.”
The Plot:
The Banshee Chapter centers on a young, female journalist who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about programs run by the CIA.

–August 2, 2011