Hot Genre Writer Does Polish Of Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellfest’

Gary Dauberman, who established a reputation for himself as New Line’s go-to writer for production work on horror projects (he did revisions on the most recent Final Destination and Nightmare on Elm Street movies), has been brought on to polish CBS Films’ Hellfest, TheWrap has learned.

Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Centurion) is directing the movie.

According to CBS, “the film is about a Halloween night of fun that turns deadly at America’s premiere horror-themed park when an actual costumed serial killer begins slaying patrons who believe it’s all part of the show.

CBS is hot on the project, which is hopes to start shooting this summer and turn into a franchise.

Mandate and Ghost House Pictures recently brought Dauberman on to polish Burst, a spec he brought the companies. Meanwhile, his Crawlspace, set up at New Line, is out to directors. New Line has targeted the movie for production this year.

Gale Anne Hurd, the renowned producer of “The Walking Dead”, The Terminator, The Abyss and Armageddon, among others – and who wrote The Terminator – is producing through her Valhalla Entertainment.

First-time feature writers William Penick and Chris Sey co-wrote the first draft of Hellfest from a concept by Valhalla creative executive Ben Roberts, who will executive produce.