Universal Pictures has just acquired the rights to make a movie in the vein of the brutal ‘The Last House of the Left.’ I never thought we’d see a movie like this ever again, but I guess we’re finally heading back to when horror was based in the real world, which is more terrifying than anything else if you ask me. Read on for details on The Strangers…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
“Universal Pictures has bought “The Strangers,” a horror spec by first-time writer Bryan Bertino for Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison to produce. Senator Films also will produce.
“Strangers” is the story of three mysterious strangers who terrorize a young couple in a remote house after they return from a wedding.
The script was a semifinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ recent Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition. Vertigo vp development Sonny Mallhi brought the project into the company. Damien Saccani and Drew Crevello are overseeing the project for Universal. Bertino is repped by Paradigm and manager Mike Connolly. Vertigo, which has a first-look deal with Universal, has carved out a niche in the horror arena, especially with its Asian remakes. Its latest hit, “The Grudge,” has grossed more than $90 million. “Dark Water,” starring Jennifer Connelly and directed by Walter Salles, is in postproduction.