Jake Manley, Adeline Rudolph and More Join Horror Movie Based on First Blood Author’s Novel

Less than three weeks have passed since we learned that Lionsgate and Suretone Pictures are teaming up to fund a film adaptation of first blood “supernatural adventure thriller” novel by author David Morrell Climbers (take a copy HERE). It was said that the film, directed by Marc Klasfeld, will begin filming in Bulgaria on July 25. And now that filming has begun, Deadline has announced the names of several cast members! Climbers is starring Jake Manley (Infamous), Adeline Rodolphe (resident Evil), Francesca Reale (stranger things), Laurence O’Fuarain (viking fate), Nicholas Hamilton (This), Javier Botet (The Conjuring 2), Skylan Brooks (darkest minds) and Kai Caster (The Baxters).

Climbers tells the story of

a group of young urban explorers who plan to investigate an old, closed and seemingly abandoned hotel, only to encounter danger at every turn in the form of a competing group of hostile urban explorers seeking to find a legendary hidden treasure as well as a supernatural being that wreaks havoc on everything.

Deadline also gave character details for each of the Climbers cast members will perform. “Manley will play Rick, the official leader of the Creepers; Rudolph will play Diane, the band’s unofficial leader, and Rick’s rebellious, defiant, and impulsive girlfriend; Reale will play Cora, a parkour expert and key to the group who opens doors wherever they’re closed while keeping everyone honest; O’Faurain will play Balenger, a mysterious, brooding and powerful outsider with a secret and who is not who he claims to be; Hamilton will play Tod, leader of the Scavengers, a rival urbex group who is particularly cruel and vicious; Botet will play the unearthly pale creature whose domain is the abandoned Paragon Hotel; Brooks will play Vernon, the 4th Creeper, a wise techie who fails to hide his true feelings for Cora; and Caster will play JD, once a Creeper, but exiled after breaking their code and betraying them further by joining the rival Scavs.

Klasfeld previously directed the 2005 comedy The LA Riot Spectacular and has over twenty years of music videos under his belt. Along the way, he also directed an episode of the HBO series ounces. He provided Deadline with the following statement:

We’ve assembled a truly amazing cast to Climbers who share the incredible passion of myself and (producer Jordan Schur) to bring this one-of-a-kind horror story to life. After so many years of painstaking development to get our script right, to be quite honest, I find myself extremely excited to start filming.

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