Amityville: The Awakening is an upcoming 2017 American supernatural horror film and the fifteenth installment in the Amityville saga. It will be directed by Kenny Lemel from a screenplay he wrote. The film was produced by Daniel Farrands, Casey La Scala and Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner. It stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, and Kurtwood Smith. The film is scheduled to be released on January 6, 2017 by Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company.
Belle, her little sister Juliet, and her comatose twin brother James move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begins to occur in the house, including the miraculous recovery of her brother and Belle’s increasingly horrifying nightmares, Belle begins to suspect her mother isn’t telling her everything—and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.
The original plan for this film was a completely different film titled Amityville: The Lost Tapes. Dimension Films and Miramax were to produce together, while it was co-written by Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands while using the “found footage” angle; the plot involved “an ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, who leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror, only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.”