Justin Chadwick, who directed Tulip Fever, is headed into the horror genre with Dead House, Deadline reports today. The British filmmaker has been hired to bring Shannon Pestock’s script to the screen, with production set to begin later this year.
“Set in 1885 Pennsylvania, the film follows Annaliese Kruger who, after witnessing the brutal slaughter of her husband and children, finds employment in the confines of the town’s dead house, a morbid dwelling where bodies are kept for 48 hours to make certain they have passed. But any semblance of normalcy is shattered when Annaliese sleuths out the psychopath who killed her family. Driven to save other families from her fate, she will have to catch the killer herself… if she can stay alive.”
Producing are Daniel Wagner’s BiFrost Pictures, Jay Taylor of Electric Shadow and Nate Adams for Grey Mountain Entertainment.