Science vs. Faith In Vatican Horror ‘White Smoke’


Lionsgate is developing Vatican supernatural thriller White Smoke with Jason Blum and Kevin McCormick on board to produce, Variety reports.

The studio has acquired a pitch from Jeff Richard and Mark Bianculli, who are writing the script “about a series of bizarre and haunting occurrences that grip the Vatican. A renowned neuroscientist is summoned by the inner circle of cardinals to find a logical explanation.

Blum is producing through his Blumhouse Productions shingle, McCormick is producing via his Langley Park banner.

Lionsgate also has The Vatican in production. Paramount’s The Devil Inside was a Vatican-themed horror that performed quite well in January 2012.