New horror movie filmed in Whanganui and starring Kid Cudi drops first trailer

Headlines 13/01/2022

In early 2021 news broke that a Hollywood production had started filming in the Kiwi town of Whanganui, and now we can finally get a glimpse at the first trailer.

The movie, X, follows a group of young filmmakers as they attempt to produce an adult film. However, the host of their remote filming location appears to be quite a shady character, and as with most horror movies, things get complicated.

The film features Scott Mescudi, also known as musician Kid Cudi, as well as Mia Goth,  Brittany Snow, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Owen Campbell, and Stephen Ure. 

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners told the Herald that it had been assisting the production group with finding locations to shoot the film, as well as connecting local contractors to the production company.

"We've been keeping this under wraps but it looks like the secret is out. Whanganui is a great place to film," the group said in a Facebook post.

"Whanganui & Partners have been thrilled to help this production, including assisting location scouts, supporting its crew, and connecting the production with a network of local service providers to meet their needs."

Check out the trailer up top!