James Ransone (Prom Night, “Treme,”"How To Make It in America”) has signed on to Summit Entertainment’s untitled found-footage thriller also starring Ethan Hawke and Juliet Rylance.
Scott Derrickson (Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) is directing with Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) producing, says Variety.
“The story follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders.” Ransone will play a deputy.
Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill penned the script
After hitting box office gold with Paranormal Activity and Insidious, Gaul’s Wild Bunch Distribution has acquired the latest Jason Blum production, helmer Scott Derrickson’s (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) formerly untitled Sinister, reports Variety. The title was revealed exclusively by Shocktillyoudrop last week.
Repped by IM Global, pic was picked up by Summit Entertainment for domestic distribution earlier this month.
Penned by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, “pic turns on a journalist who discovers film footage revealing why a family was murdered in the house he’s just moved into.”
Sinister is produced by Blum’s Blumhouse banner and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik Entertainment. Production is expected to begin next month.
Wild Bunch Distribution rolled out Paranormal Activity, which grossed e6.52 million ($9.39 million) in France, and “Insidious,” which took $4.12 million.
Bloody Disgusting is exclusively being told that Juliet Rylance (Animal) is in final talks to join the currently untitled Found Footage movie from director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still).
Rylance will join previously announced Ethan Hawke in the film recently picked up by Summet Entertainment for theatrical distribution.
It was recently revealed that “Hawke plays a journalist who travels with his family around the country to investigate gruesome murders he turns into books. After he moves his family into a house where another family was murdered, the journo discovers found footage that unveils horrifying clues beyond what caused the original tragedy.” (Deadline)
Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is producing this micro-budget horror.
Summit Entertainment has won an auction for U.S. distribution rights to an untitled “found footage” thriller that Scott Derrickson (Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stiid Still) will direct, with Ethan Hawke starring. Jason Blum is producing with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik Entertainment and shooting starts in September, reports Deadline. The movie will cost under $5 million, but the success of the Blum-produced micro-budget horror pics Paranormal Activity and Insidious ramped up the bidding on the project.
From a script by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, “Hawke plays a journalist who travels with his family around the country to investigate gruesome murders he turns into books. After he moves his family into a house where another family was murdered, the journo discovers found footage that unveils horrifying clues beyond what caused the original tragedy.”
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