Steven Spielberg has been spending time in Ireland as part of his work as executive producer on the new horror film The Turning, according to reports.

The chiller is being filmed in Wicklow, with the county's Kilruddery Estate among the locations. The story was first reported by The Wicklow Voice.

It is reported that Spielberg has been in Ireland since filming began last week. 

The Turning stars Mackenzie Davis

Based on the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw, The Turning stars Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, Blade Runner 2049) in the lead role opposite Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project). 

Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard is also part of the cast

Davis plays a nanny tasked with caring for two orphaned children in a mansion, with American Gods and The Handmaid's Tale director Floria Sigismondi behind the lens. 

Director Floria Sigismondi

Spielberg is no stranger to Ireland, with location filming on his Oscar-winning Saving Private Ryan and the Irish charity premiere of Lincoln among a number of visits.

Steven Spielberg with his Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field at the film's Irish premiere in Dublin in January 2013

The filmmaker is among the Oscar nominees again this year for The Post.

Steven Spielberg filming The Post with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep