Remember that Timur Bekmambetov-created and produced thriller that goes down in real-time from the point-of-view of a teen’s computer? It’s got a new title. Universal just announced that it’s doing away with Cybernatural and running with a more familiar term instead, Unfriended. There’s something cheeky about it, but there’s also no doubt that some will have a tough time taking the new title seriously. In addition to the title change, Unfriended will not hit theaters on April 17, 2015 as previously announced and will arrive on April 10th instead.
On top of that, Universal also revealed that one of its upcoming Blumhouse releases is M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit. That one will arrive in theaters on September 11, 2015. Hit the jump for more on both films.
Here’s the official synopsis for Unfriended:
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ UNFRIENDED unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
And here’s the synopsis for The Visit:
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ THE VISIT. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.