HATCHET Fans get ready for some big news as Peter Block’s A Bigger Boat announced today that it has greenlit the chilling thriller Frozen, written and to be directed by horror fav Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL). The company will produce the picture with Green’s ArieScope Pictures. You can get all the juicy details inside, and don’t forget to bring some extra hand-warmers.
GreeneStreet Films International (GSFI) is selling the film worldwide and has already closed deals at the American Film Market with the United Kingdom’s Momentum, Spain’s Aurum, France’s Metropolitan, the Middle East’s ECS, Brazil’s Playarte, Israel’s United King, Scandinavia’s Svensk, and Turkey’s Medyavizyon.
The story revolves around three skiers who are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life or death choices that prove more dangerous than even freezing to death.
“FROZEN is the perfect first project for A Bigger Boat,” said Peter Block. “A high concept thriller with a talented young filmmaker on board. HATCHET proved that Adam can direct fun horror comedy and attract an audience but this project will show his ability to create a realistic, tension filled thriller. I couldn’t be more excited to work with him and his team at ArieScope.”
“Anyone who has skied before knows the fear that rushes through their heart when the chairlift momentarily stops,” said Adam Green. “FROZEN will build on such primal fears as ‘heights’ and ‘freezing to death’ and take them to terrifying new levels. It’s an honor to be working with GSFI and Peter Block, a producer who truly gets the horror genre and who knows how to do it right.”
ArieScope’s Cory Neal added “To have FROZEN be the flagship production for A Bigger Boat has us excited beyond words.”
“The response to Adam and FROZEN has been overwhelming,” said GSFI president, Amy Beecroft. “It shows that when you have a strong concept and people who know how to deliver this particular genre, there’s a marketplace. This has been a great way to launch A Bigger Boat’s partnership with GreeneStreet Films International.”
Principal photography is scheduled to commence early next year and casting is already underway. Green is represented by Endeavor Talent Agency and Industry Entertainment.
For those of you horror fans who didn’t know….
A Bigger Boat runs in partnership with GreeneStreet Films and has a domestic distribution deal with Overture Films and Alliance Films. Most recently, Block completed production on the box office smash SAW V. This year he is also overseeing production on RAMBO, THE EYE, THE BANK JOB, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, the upcoming DAYBREAKERS, and the Gold Circle true-life horror film THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, while also serving as Co-Executive Producer of the NBC series “Fear Itself”. Under Block’s leadership, Lionsgate acquired or produced over 1,000 films including the box office sensations CRASH, SAW, OPEN WATER, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, as well as such art-house hits as THE COOLER, LANTANA and SECRETARY. Block spearheaded the company’s foray into theatrical genre pictures with the acquisition of CABIN FEVER, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, HARD CANDY, and HOSTEL, as well as expanding the genre’s international focus with Neil Marshall’s DESCENT, Peter Jackson’s DEAD ALIVE, Guillermo del Toro’s CRONOS, Takashi Shimizu’s JU-ON: THE GRUDGE, Alex Aja’s HIGH TENSION, and UNDEAD from Australia’s Spierig brothers. In addition, Block was the primary production executive on the Academy nominated GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, the Bobby Darin bio-pic BEYOND THE SEA directed and starring Kevin Spacey, NARC, Rob Zombie’s DEVIL’S REJECTS, and the surprise hit CRANK.