We still have no idea when we’re actually going to be able to see Amityville: The Awakening, but oddly enough, one of its producers has just been tapped to direct a totally different Amityville movie.
Deadline reports that Casey La Scala will direct 1974 for Broad Green Pictures, a thriller based on the true events behind the most famous haunted house in Amityville, Long Island. La Scala wrote the script, inspired by the real-life DeFeo family tragedy.
On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house situated in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island, New York. He was convicted of second-degree murder in November 1975. In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.
Eli Roth and Todd Garner are producing, with production expected to begin by September.