Shout! Factory’s offshoot label Scream Factory has become known for releasing must-own Blu-rays of both undiscovered gems and fan favorites from the past, but they’ve also dipped their toes into the arena of original productions. Following last year’s original slasher film Fender Bender, Shout! has just announced that they’ve acquired a brand new original for the Scream label.
The scoop comes courtesy of Deadline, the site noting that Shout! has acquired worldwide rights to an untitled horror feature from writer/director Kevin Schulman. The film centers on a well-known reporter who is held captive by terrorists that are threatening to behead her. However, they have no idea what terror awaits them from her.
Schulman wrote the script with his brother Nathaniel, and the film is currently being shot in and around Los Angeles. When ready, it’ll be released by Scream Factory Films.
Eoin Macken (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, NBC’s The Night Shift), Kristina Klebe (Dementia, Proxy, Halloween), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Escape Plan) and William Forsythe (The Rock, The Devil’s Rejects) star in the film.
The film has been developed, produced and co-financed by Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman for Roxwell Films, and is now co-financed and executive produced by Shout! Factory. Executive producers are Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Jordan Fields, Gus Krieger, Scott Adler and Gary Lawrence. The co-executive producer is Kristina Klebe.