Renny Harlin Heads Back To Horror With His Next Project ‘The Refuge’

Renny Harlin has quietly amassed a rather impressive slate of memorable films – I’ll leave it up to you to decide for what reason they are memorable. Personally – I’ve always found myself attracted to his film-making – how can you not love ANOES 4 – The Dream Master, or Deep Blue Sea, and I mean come on Cliffhanger! I like a lot of his stuff – and it’s rather exciting to be able to report that his recently announced “next project” is a genre film.

Titled The Refuge – we’re going to get the following tale:

“Sergeant Rick Pedroni, who comes home to his wife Kate changed and dangerous after suffering an attack by a mysterious force during combat in Afghanistan. Officials say her husband suffered a heavy brain injury, but Kate knows it is more than PTSD. As Rick undergoes unsettling therapy with other traumatized soldiers, Kate discovers he has been possessed by a malevolent spirit.”

Still, very early in its developmental stage – we do know that The Refuge will be filmed in Bulgaria starting in April from a script penned by Ben Sztajnkrycer. Casting is underway as you read this.

Updates as information warrants.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.