Days after landing as a selection on the Black List, the Barbara Marshall spec script Peste has been acquired by IM Global Octane, the genre arm of IM Global, reports Deadline.
“In Peste, a teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, but she soon learns that the virus has invaded their house. Her video documents the family’s frantic struggle to find a cure before they are completely taken over by the Peste.” It was written as the first part of a trilogy.
Sherryl Clark, who headed film for Bad Robot and was an executive producer on Cloverfield, came attached to produce and she and IM Global will quickly set a director and start production by the first half of 2013.