Ridley Scott To Produce Low-Budget Horror Films!

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Per Variety, Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Alien) and Scott Free London have pacted with Focus Features International and Orchard Media to produce low-budget genre films. The deal will see Scott exec produce a slate of six horror, thriller and sci-fi features over three years. Focus will handle worldwide sales on the projects. Produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen, the films will use primarily Northern Ireland locations, crew, cast and services for primary shooting.

Our target is to create a structure that enables filmmakers to push boundaries and to excite audiences,” said Scott. “Our proposed model of filmmaking allows us to give helmers the opportunity to really innovate through narrative, production techniques and distrib strategies.

This could be pretty cool, but we’ll see. Scott has always excelled at broad canvas epics, as a producer will he be able to wrangle unique visions on a smaller economic model?

 
Source: Variety
  • ThunderDragoon

    This could be good news. We’ll see.

  • DeadEndMike

    There have been some quality horror films coming out of Ireland over the last few years so it gives me hope for these films. Not only that the incredible Ridley Scott is involved but they will be using a lot of local talent from Ireland/N. Ireland. My parents are from Belfast and I know that the ghost stories that my mother and grandmother would tell me terrified me as a child. Ireland has a deep tradition in horror and I hope that spills over into these films.