What will happen when two of the most influential horror filmmakers align?
Lionsgate and Saw creator James Wan are reuniting on a new thriller that also reunites the studio with High Tension‘s Alexandre Aja.
Lionsgate has acquired rights to the thriller Smart House with Wan attached to produce and Aja directing, Variety reports.
Smart House is a thriller about a family in the witness protection program placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into a lethal defense mode.
Smart House is based on an original idea by Wan, who will produce the film under his Atomic Monster company banner with head of production Michael Clear.
Aja, whose directing credits include Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes, will direct from a script by Brad Keene. Aja is also a producer on the film along with Gregory Levasseur.
Wan directed Lionsgate’s original SAW movie, which was his first feature film, and executive produced all its sequels. He was also the director of the first two Insidious and The Conjuring films. Atomic Monster has produced the films Lights Out, Annabelle, the upcoming Annabelle 2 and The Nun along with the CBS/Lionsgate television series “MacGyver,” airing on CBS.