I’m a huge fan of Ciarán Foy, who I was first introduced to at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival with his Citadel. He since went on to direct the sequel to Sinister, which I actually enjoyed quite a bit. Next up for the young filmmaker is Broad Green Pictures’ psychological horror film Eli, about a young boy who undergoes treatment for a rare disease in a secluded clinic which turns into a haunted prison with no way out. Weirdly, it sounds similar to Fox’s New Mutantsnot to mention the video game “The Evil Within”.
Paramount Pictures announced today they will distribute the pic in theaters on January 4, 2019.
Based on a rewrite of David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List script, the film is being produced by Trevor Macy via his Intrepid Pictures’ banner (The Bye Bye Man, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Strangers, Oculus) from a script re-written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.
Golberg and Naing’s The Boy Who Drew Monsters is currently being developed at New Line Cinema with James Wan, Deadline previously reported. The writing duo also penned Emile Hirsch’s horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe and also Cropsey for Amblin Partners.