On the heels of wrapping his latest personal development film “How Thoughts Become Things,” Director/producer Douglas Vermeeren announced a dramatic departure into the horror genre.
Vermeeren became known as one of the foremost directors and producers in the inspirational and personal development genre with his award winning films, The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and The Treasure Map. His films have been translated into more than 23 languages and developed into books featured in just as many languages.
At first consideration one might think that a simple inspiring narrative film might be the next logical step that Vermeeren might make, but the reality is far more surprising. Vermeeren declared on a panel discussion at a recent personal development forum that his next film will be a “Zombie picture.”
What is meant by the declaration of a zombie picture has yet to be seen as the details given were less than precise. Some of the revealed points include that the film will be titled “Creepy Zombies.” It will be shot both in Vermeeren’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Los Angeles, California. The film will go into production for June of this year and have an expected release date of October 2016.
Vermeeren will be writing the script.
When probed further about why a shift from personal development is in order, Vermeeren replied that “this was really my first passion. Not specifically Zombie movies. But fantasy, adventure and narrative stories. This is what I went to school for in the beginning.”
When asked if his most recent film will be his last venture into the personals development realm Vermeeren replied that he had just finished principle photography on his latest personal development film “How Thoughts Become Things.”
Once it is released he will spend more time in the non-documentary filmmaking, but the future is unwritten. There may be more personal development films in the future.