It was announced a few years back that Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, will eventually be getting behind the camera for Abattoir, which would be produced by Radical Studios with Paris-based sales company Versatile Films handling the film at markets.
Variety reports out of the Cannes market that House of Wax‘s Chad Michael Murray is attached to star, with plans to deliver by 2015.
Even though the film has yet to film, Abattoir will eventually answer the genre’s most terrifying question: How do you build a haunted house?
Bousman had worked from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette and David Schow.
Here’s the sales pitch: “Somebody has spent decades purchasing the sites of horrific tragedies, removing the bloodied rooms and piecing them together. When a Boston real-estate reporter unearths this urban legend, the story will lead her the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and his impossible construction — the Abattoir.“
A prequel exists in comic form through Radical.