‘Quarantine,’ ‘Devil’ Directors Overthrow ‘The Coup’

We got exclusive word that John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle – the duo behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes, the REC redo, Quarantine, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil – are finally getting their overseas thriller The Coup off the ground (first mentioned back in July 2008). Bloody Disgusting learned that Lionsgate is producing the pic that will center on an American family that moves to Cambodia for work just as a rebel mob takes over and starts killing all Americans. The Dowdle brothers will both be directing the thriller from a screenplay penned by John. No word on when shooting gets underway, but word has it Lionsgate is working quickly.