We told you earlier this week that Verve and Industry Entertainment were shopping around a spec script titled The Invasion, which was said to have “major directors” chomping at the bit to get themselves on board. The spec, from John Swetnam and Harris Wilkinson, was said to center on “a home invasion set during an alien invasion.”
Deadline provides an update today, as Blumhouse has scooped this one up. The site reports that Blumhouse just won an auction for the hot spec, which “wraps a ticking clock sci-fi premise with themes that include immigration.”
Production is expected to begin later this year.
Swetnam will produce with Jason Blum, and Wilkinson will be exec producer. Blumhouse veep of development Ryan Turek brought in the project and he will be co-producer.