Joe Dante to Direct ‘The Hole’ AND ‘Bat Out of Hell’!

While rocking the set of Sony Screen Gems’ LEGION, B-D stringer David Harley learned that Joe Dante (Gremlins, Piranha) is set to direct The Hole, which is being written by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy). The story centers on two brothers who discover a mysterious hole in the basement that leads to their worst nightmares. In addition, last night it was revealed that Dante will helm indie horror project Bat Out of Hell for Parallel Zide and VooDoo Prods. Shooting is expected to begin later this year. “Bat Out of Hell,” written by Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, centers on a red-eye flight from L.A. to New York during which hijackers confront the monstrous cargo.