The Carpenter’s Son Tells Horror Inspired Tale of Jesus

Nicolas Cage will headline a new film called The Carpenter’s Son, which will explore “the rarely told story of the childhood of Jesus with a horror take,” according to Deadline.

Lofty Nathan will direct with FKA Twigs and Noah Jupe will also star in the film, which takes “inspiration from the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas for the screenplay. Dating back to the 2nd Century AD, the text recounts the childhood of Jesus.”

The Carpenter’s Son tells the dark story of a family hiding out in Roman Egypt. The son, known only as the Boy, is driven to doubt by another mysterious child and rebels against his guardian, the Carpenter, revealing inherent powers and a fate beyond his comprehension. As he exercises his own power, the Boy and his family become the target of horrors, natural and divine.