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Alex Garland Wrote a Haunted House Script, ‘The Toymaker’s Secret’

Before Alex Garland became the now-famous director known for Ex Machina and Annihilation he was a pretty big deal as a writer. While he wrote both the aforementioned screenplays, he also penned 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd. Another screenplay was just picked up and is described as a haunted house tale!

TriStar Pictures has landed the rights to Garland’s The Toymaker’s Secret, says Variety, which will be directed by first-timer Paloma Baeza.

The Toymaker’s Secret tells the story of an American family who moves into an old Victorian house in London and begins to believe it might be haunted.

The Toymaker’s Secret is an original movie with such heart and humor and magic that it is sure to become an instant classic for the whole family,” said Hannah Minghella, president, TriStar Pictures. “We are thrilled to be working with Paloma on her debut feature and with Alex and Andrew who are both long-time friends and creative partners.”

Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, and Cara Speller will produce.

Baeza is BAFTA and Annie Award-winner for her work on “Poles Apart.”



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