Into the Storm (2014 film)

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Into the Storm
Into the Storm 2014 film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steven Quale
Produced by Todd Garner
Written by John Swetnam
Starring Richard Armitage
Sarah Wayne Callies
Matt Walsh
Alycia Debnam-Carey
Arlen Escarpeta
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Brian Pearson
Edited by Eric A. Sears
New Line Cinema
Village Roadshow Pictures
Broken Road Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s)
  • August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08) (United States)
Running time 89 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Into the Storm is an upcoming 2014 American disaster film directed by Steven Quale, written by John Swetnam, and starring Richard Armitage.[2] The film is set for an August 8, 2014 release date.[3]


A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado. What they discover will shock them, and realize that the worst is far from over.



On October 28, 2011, Deadline reported New Line Cinema bought the "found footage" natural disaster spec script written by John Swetnam, and that Todd Garner would be producing the film through his Broken Road Productions company. Garner came up with the idea for the script.[11] On January 5, 2012 it was announced that director Steve Quale was set to direct the film currently untitled as "Found-Footage" Tornado thriller.[2]

On April 24, 2012, Variety reported that New Line has given the green light for their next film project about a tornado of Category 6, that the film was in development and set to begin shooting on July 9 in Detroit.[12] On August 23, 2012, the untitled "Category Six" Tornado project film got the title Black Sky, currently filming in Detroit.[13] On September 24, 2013, New Line retitled the film to Into the Storm and set August 8, 2014 as a release date.[3]


An open casting call was held on May 19, 2012 in Pontiac, Michigan.[14] On May 24, Alycia Debnam-Carey signed up for the untitled Steve Quale tornado thriller to play the female lead.[7] On June 1, New Line added Arlen Escarpeta to the tornado film project.[8] On June 22 Sarah Wayne Callies signed up to play Allison Stone.[5] On July 2, New Line casted Nathan Kress who will portray a role of a brother to find his siblings.[10] On July 11, 2012, Richard Armitage signed up to portray Gary Morris, a widowed father who tries to rescue his son from the tornadoes. Shooting was set to begin on July 23 in Detroit.[4] On July 13, Max Deacon joined the film's cast to play Donnie, an introverted teen with a crush on his high school's prettiest girl.[9] Comedian Matt Walsh joined the cast of the untitled film on August 1, 2012 to play character of Pete.[6]


Principal photography began in July 2012 in Detroit.[15] On August 13, 2012, shooting moved Rochester two weeks after filming wrapped in Detroit.[16] It was also filmed in Oakland Charter Township, Oakview Middle School and Oakland University.[17]


On September 24, 2013, New Line Cinema has set the film to be released on August 8, 2014.[3]


  1. ^ "INTO THE STORM (12A)". Warner Bros. British Board of Film Classification. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Billington, Alex (January 5, 2012). "'Final Destination' Director Steve Quale to Helm 'Cat 6' Tornado Movie". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c McClintock, Pamela (September 24, 2013). "Found-Footage Tornado Pic 'Into the Storm' to Hit Theaters August 2014". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Rottenberg, Josh (July 11, 2012). "'Hobbit' star Richard Armitage lands major role in tornado thriller". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (June 22, 2012). "‘Walking Dead’s’ Sarah Wayne Callies Joins Steve Quale Tornado Film". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (August 1, 2012). "‘Veep’s’ Matt Walsh Joins Steve Quale’s ‘Untitled’ Tornado Movie". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (May 24, 2012). "Alycia Debnam-Carey Joins Steve Quale Tornado Film". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b McNary, Dave (June 1, 2012). "Arlen Escarpeta joins ‘Category Six’ cast". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (July 13, 2012). "Max Deacon in New Line’s tornado vortex". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b McNary, Dave (July 2, 2012). "Nathan Kress joins ‘Category Six’". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 28, 2011). "New Line Cinema Lands ’Category Six’ Spec". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "‘Six’ gets whirl at New Line". April 24, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "New Line's Tornado Thriller Gets a Title". August 23, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Open Casting Call for ‘Category 6′ will take place at ActorFest in Pontiac, MI this weekend". May 15, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Richard Armitage Filming Black Sky". August 25, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ Bull, Kristin (August 11, 2012). "Tornado Movie Filming in Rochester This Week". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ Bull, Kristin (March 18, 2013). "No Release Date Yet for Tornado Movie Filmed in Oakland Township". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 

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