Cameras are set to roll across Northumberland for a new horror movie.
Sinema: The Movie will be shot exclusively in the North East and many cast members are from the region.
The film is the brainchild of Newcastle writer Rod Glenn, based on his best-selling novel Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre.
It tells of a newcomer to a village who claims to be a novelist researching a crime thriller about a serial killer, but as a snowstorm traps the residents he is revealed as a monster intent on slaying them.
Mr Glenn, who will play the lead role of Han Whitman, said: “As the book is set in Northumberland, it made sense to film in the local area.
“Seeing the book come to life has been a dream come true. Many of the featured locations are exactly as I imagined them whilst writing.
It will be directed by Kev Harte, produced by Glen Harris and stars Nicolas Vince, of Hellraiser, and Eileen Day.