It was revealed last week that Fox Searchlight acquired the supernatural horror script Antlers, written by Henry Chaisson and “Channel Zero” creator Nick Antosca.
Antlers follows a fourth-grade teacher who tries to help a troubled boy in her class, only to discover that he’s been hiding a nightmarish secret. Now something terrifying is coming for the boy, and she has to protect him.
Guillermo del Toro, whose new film The Shape of Water was released by Fox Searchlight this past weekend, is producing with David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen under their Phantom Four banner.
Variety learned this afternoon that del Toro has tapped Hostiles director Scott Cooper to helm the pic, which continues his relationship with the studio behind his The Shape of Water.